Justice Law and Order Sector

The Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) is a reform process ongoing across the entire justice sector through a sector wide approach. It is an innovative approach adopted in 2001, the first of its kind in Africa involving the administration of justice and maintenance of law and order. It increases communication, coordination and cooperation among several stakeholders who collectively implement reforms that have been drawn from a single policy and expenditure plan, under the leadership of the Government of Uganda. The Sector is composed of 11 institutions that fall under it. These include;

  1. Ministry of Justice and Constitutional affairs
  2. Ministry of Internal affairs
  3. The Judiciary
  4. Uganda Prisons
  5. Uganda Police Force
  6. The Director of Public Prosecutions
  7. The Judicial Service Commission
  8. Uganda Law Reform Commission
  9. Uganda Human Rights Commission
  10. Ministry of Local Government (Local Council Courts)
  11. Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (Probation services & Juvenile Justice)

Under the JLOS assistance, the UPS has been able to commercialize maize production on six farms as a cost saving measure to the overall Prisons’ food budget and the savings thus made have been applied into improving inmates and staff welfare. The farms include;

  1. Isimba Prison Farm in Masindi District
  2. Ruimi Prison Farm in Kabarole District
  3. Ibuga Prison Farm in Kasese District
  4. Kitalya Prison Farm in Wakiso District
  5. Bufulubi Prison Farm in Mayuge District
  6. Namalu Prison Farm in Nakapiripirit District

Under the same support, the UPS has also been able to register the following achievements;

  • Contribution of 30% of feeding requirements to inmates
  • Providing improved diet through adequate food ration and vegetables
  • Transferring of improved farm technologies to over 2,000 inmates per year since 2002.