Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka has announced that the government plans to launch a mobile application that will provide access to all of Uganda’s laws. This move aims to simplify the process of accessing legal information and ensure its accuracy.
Kiryowa Kiwanuka explained that currently, when individuals search for specific laws online, they often encounter various versions, including outdated or incomplete ones. With the new mobile app, all Ugandan laws will be available in one place, offering a reliable and comprehensive resource for legal research.
While the Attorney General confirmed that there will be a fee associated with using the app, the exact amount was not disclosed. He justified this fee by comparing it to the cost of purchasing physical law books, noting that the Seventh Volume alone contains 450 laws. Kiwanuka emphasized the app’s convenience, especially for individuals who need to access legal materials while on the move or working from home.
In addition to the mobile app, Kiryowa Kiwanuka mentioned government efforts to improve the dispensation of justice, particularly in civil cases. Plans include establishing chief magisterial courts in each of Kampala’s five divisions, allowing them to handle both civil and criminal cases. This initiative aims to bring legal services closer to the people, a decision that has received approval from the Judiciary Council.