A.120 (1) the Constitution of Uganda

There shall be a Director of Public Prosecutions appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Public Service Commission and with the approval of Parliament. 

The functions of the DPP are provided under A.120 (3) and include;

  1. To direct the police to investigate any information of a criminal nature. 
  2. To institute criminal proceedings against any person or authority in any court other than a court martial. 
  3. To take over and continue any criminal proceedings instituted by any person or authority. 
  4. To discontinue at any stage before judgment any criminal proceedings. 
Vision And Mission


 “A crime free society”.


 “To manage and prosecute criminal cases in courts of judicature in order to reduce the rate of crime in the country”.

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