Ministry of Defence


Ministry of Defence is a Government Ministry responsible for the  National Defence and Security of the country. The Constitution of Uganda Article 209 establishes the roles and responsibilities of this Ministry.

Ministry of Defence has both the Army and Civilian Arms to carry out its mandate. The civilian arm ‘supports and facilitates the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) and comprises while the Armed forces are responsible for the National defence and Security.

The Ministry is the overseer of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces. This is to ensure that  a professional Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force which is accountable to the people while focusing on protecting its citizens, defending its sovereignty  and contributing to regional stability.
A Permanent Secretary is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer for the whole Ministry with Departments of Finance, Administration and Logistics.

Minister of Defence Dr. Crispus Kiyonga is charged to provide political leadership to this Ministry.

Basic Contacts: 

 Republic House,
P.O. Box 3798,
 Kampala, Uganda