Political Leadership

Uganda is a multi-party democracy. Every five years, it carries out free, fair and transparent elections for office bearers, through a universal suffrage process – right from the President to lower administrative units.

H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is the President of Uganda and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is also the head of the Executive Branch of Government. Day-to-day, the President is supported in the running of executive functions by his appointed Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State.

The Prime Minister, also appointed by the President, is the overall coordinator of government projects and programmes, as well as Leader of Government Business in Parliament.

The elected parliament is led by the Speaker and the Judiciary is led by the Chief Justice.