KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Mr. Odumbi James Owere, Mr. Vincent Wagona, and Ms. Alice Komuhangi Khauka Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions.
According to Jacquelyn Okui, the Public Relations Officers, Principal State Attorney, the appointments are in line with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP)’s of forts to implement its revised structure in order to respond to improved service delivery requirements. The new ODPP structure provides for four directorates, three of which have not been having substantive heads. These are the Directorate of Management Support Services, the Directorate of Inspections, Quality Assurance, Research and Training, and the Directorate of International Affairs.
According to the new structure, the Directorate of Management Support Services is responsible for coordinating and managing administrative, logistical and other support services essential for the operations of the institution. The Directorate of Inspections, Quality Assurance, Research, and Training is responsible for enforcement of performance standards, measures, systems, and practices to promote efficient and effective management of public prosecutions and fair administration of justice. And, the Directorate of International Affairs is responsible for the management of cross-border crimes, international crimes and international cooperation in criminal matters.
The three directorates will be headed by the three appointees, who have accepted their appointments.
Mr. Odumbi James Owere, Mr. Vincent Wagona, and Ms. Alice Komuhangi Khauka are long-serving career prosecutors with over 20 years of work experience in the ODPP. Mr. Odumbi James Owere has been a Principal Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions caretaking the Directorate of Inspections, Quality Assurance, Research and Training. Mr. Vincent Wagona has been a Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions caretaking the Directorate of Management Support Services and serving as the Accounting Officer. And, Ms. Alice Komuhangi Khaukha has been a Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions heading the Anti-Corruption Department.
The ODPP celebrates the appointments and looks forward to experiencing improved leadership, inspections, quality assurance, research, training, and international cooperation.