Reforms Timeline

Reforms Timeline

e Cash System

e Cash System
eCash was a digital-based system that facilitated the transfer of funds anonymously. Government Set To Roll Out E-Cash Transactions in Ministries and LG’s across the country. With this implementation, the e-Cash system will enable Ministries , Agencies and Local Governments to streamline and effectively manage cash transactions. As a process, Bank of Uganda has plans to submit to the Ministry of Finance a National Payments Policy to regulate digital payments.  

e Government Procurement Piloting

e Government Procurement Piloting

The e-government procurement system is expected to cut paper clutter involved in the current governance processes. Also, it would reduce human contact that most of the times lead to the payment of bribes to officials involved in the procurement process.

Ten government entities including Uganda Revenue Authority, PPDA, Kampala Capital City Authority and Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) are to pilot on the system and then be consequently widened to all others.

The e-Procurement portal will help government to take a giant leap forward in cleaning up its slow and bureaucratic procurement system by kicking off a pilot electronic procurement system.

The e-government procurement system is aimed at reducing the total time spent during procurement because the submission of bids, bidding documents, invitations and assessments are made electronically hence scaling down the length the procurement process in the manual way would take.

Uganda EITI candidature application approved

Uganda EITI candidature application approved

On the 12th of August 2020, Uganda was admitted into EITI as an implementing country with emphasis towards promoting inclusive public debate. With transparency being key in ensuring that potential revenues from oil and gas production are not mismanaged or lost to corruption. EITI implementation will require Uganda to publicly disclose information such as contracts, beneficial owners, revenues and payments, including payments related to the environment. These disclosures can in turn promote public oversight and debate.

As a part of the EITI sign-up process, government of Uganda formed a multi-stakeholder group (MSG) in March 2019, composed of government, industry and civil society representatives.

Civil society advocacy has been an important part of Uganda’s journey to join the EITI. Civil society has advocated the operation of the policy objectives of joining EITI since the promulgation of Uganda’s National Oil and Gas Policy in 2008 and the Petroleum Revenue Management Policy in 2012.