Article 208-217 Uganda Constitution 1995

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Article 208-217 Uganda Constitution 1995

Article 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216 and 217 of the Uganda Constitution 1995 are under ‘Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces’ and ‘Uganda Police Force’ of Chapter 12 of the Constitution. Chapter 12 is titled ‘Defence And National Security‘.

Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces

Article 208 Uganda Constitution 1995

Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces

(1) There shall be armed forces to be known as the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces.
(2) The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces shall be nonpartisan, national in character, patriotic, professional, disciplined, productive and subordinate to the civilian authority as established under this Constitution.
(3) Members of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces shall be citizens of Uganda of good character.
(4) No person shall raise an armed force except in accordance with this Constitution.

Article 209 Uganda Constitution 1995

Functions of the defence forces

The functions of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces are—
(a) to preserve and defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda;
(b) to cooperate with the civilian authority in emergency situations and in cases of natural disasters;
(c) to foster harmony and understanding between the defence forces and civilians; and
(d) to engage in productive activities for the development of Uganda.

See also  Article 190-200 Uganda Constitution 1995

Article 210 Uganda Constitution 1995

Parliament to regulate the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces

Parliament shall make laws regulating the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces and, in particular, providing for—
(a) the organs and structures of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces;
(b) recruitment, appointment, promotion, discipline and removal of members of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces and ensuring that members of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces are recruited from every district of Uganda;
(c) terms and conditions of service of members of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces; and
(d) the deployment of troops outside Uganda.

Uganda Police Force

Article 211 Uganda Constitution 1995

Uganda Police Force

(1) There shall be a police force to be known as the Uganda Police Force and such other police forces in Uganda as Parliament may by law prescribe.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, every police force in Uganda shall be organised and administered in such a manner and shall have such functions as Parliament may by law prescribe.

(3) The Uganda Police Force shall be nationalistic, patriotic, professional, disciplined, competent and productive; and its members shall be citizens of Uganda of good character.

Article 212 Uganda Constitution 1995

Functions of the Uganda Police Force

The functions of the Uganda Police Force shall include the following—
(a) to protect life and property;
(b) to preserve law and order;
(c) to prevent and detect crime; and
(d) to cooperate with the civilian authority and other security organs established under this Constitution and with the population generally.

Article 213 Uganda Constitution 1995

Command of the Uganda Police Force

(1) There shall be an Inspector General of Police and a Deputy Inspector General of Police.

(2) The Inspector General and the Deputy Inspector General of Police shall be appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament.

(3) The Uganda Police Force shall be under the command of the Inspector General of Police who shall be assisted by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in the performance of his or her functions.

See also  Article 258-262 Uganda Constitution 1995

(4) In the performance of the functions under clause (3) of this article, the Inspector General of Police shall be subject to and act in accordance with the laws of Uganda; except that on matters of policy, the President may give directions to the Inspector General.

(5) The Inspector General or the Deputy Inspector General of Police may be removed from office by the President.

Article 214 Uganda Constitution 1995

Parliament to regulate the Uganda Police Force

Parliament shall make laws—
(a) providing for the organisation and administration of the Uganda Police Force;
(b) ensuring that members of the Uganda Police Force are recruited from every district of Uganda; and
(c) regulating generally the Uganda Police Force.

Article 215 Uganda Constitution 1995

Uganda Prisons Service

(1) There shall be a prisons service to be known as the Uganda Prisons Service.
(2) The Uganda Prisons Service shall be nationalistic, patriotic, professional, disciplined, competent and productive; and its members shall be citizens of Uganda of good character recruited from every district of Uganda.

Article 216 Uganda Constitution 1995

Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Prisons

(1) There shall be a Commissioner of Prisons and a Deputy Commissioner of Prisons appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament.

(2) The Commissioner or the Deputy Commissioner of Prisons may be removed by the President.

Article 217 Uganda Constitution 1995

Parliament to regulate the Uganda Prisons Service

Parliament shall make laws—

(a) providing for the organisation, administration and functions of the Uganda Prisons Service;
(b) ensuring that members of the Uganda Prisons Service are recruited from every district of Uganda; and
(c) regulating generally the Uganda Prisons Service.

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