Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is a Government Ministry to ensure that Ugand as a country upholds the rule of law, good governance take charge of the legal due process for all citizens and residents is taken care of.
This Ministry is to provide legal advice and legal services to Government, its allied institutions and to the general public and to support the machinery that provides the legal framework for good governance.
This Ministry has a long term mission to promote and facilitate efficient and effective machinery capable of providing laws for good governance and delivery of legal advice all bodies related to Government and the public.
The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is empowered to:
To represent Government in civil suits for and against Government;
To carry out legal advisory services and that is to drafting, perusal and clearance of contracts, treaties, provision of legal opinion on Government borrowing;
To draft bills and statutory instruments;
To regulate the legal profession and legal education;
To administer estates of deceased, unsound and missing persons;
To collect Non-Tax Revenue;
The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs is Hon. Major General Kahinda Otafire is the Political Head of the Ministry.