Uganda 1995 Constitution (reviewed 2017)

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233. Leadership Code of Conduct

  1. Parliament shall by law establish a Leadership Code of Conduct for persons holding such offices as may be specified by Parliament.
  2. The Leadership Code of Conduct shall-
    1. require specified officers to declare their incomes, assets and liabilities from time to time and how they acquired or incurred them, as the case may be;
    2. prohibit conduct-
      1. likely to compromise the honesty, impartiality and integrity of specified officers; or
      2. likely to lead to corruption in public affairs; or
      3. which is detrimental to the public good or welfare or good governance;
    3. prescribe the penalties to be imposed for breach of the Code, without prejudice to the application of criminal penalties prescribed for the breach in question;
    4. prescribe powers, procedures and practices for ensuring the effective enforcement of the Code; and
    5. make any other provision as may be necessary for ensuring the promotion and maintenance of honesty, probity, impartiality and integrity in public affairs and the protection of public funds and other public property.

234. Enforcement of Code

The Leadership Code of Conduct shall be enforced by the Inspectorate of Government or such other authority as Parliament may by law prescribe.

235. Disqualification for breach of Code

Parliament may, by law, provide that a person who has been dismissed or removed from office by reason of breach of the Code of Conduct shall be disqualified from holding any other public office whether appointive or elective and either generally or for a prescribed period.

235A. Leadership Code Tribunal

There shall be a Leadership Code Tribunal, whose composition, jurisdiction and functions shall be prescribed by Parliament by law.

236. Interpretation

In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, “specified officer” means the holder of an office to which the Leadership Code of Conduct applies.