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ODPP Spokesperson, several others elevated

KAMPALA– Fifteen senior State Attorneys in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) have been elevated to the rank of Chief State Attorney.

ODPP Spokesperson Jacquelyn Okui. (Courtesy photo)

According to the official statement from the Public  Relations Office of ODPP, the fast–track promotion allows skipping the Principal State Attorney and Senior Principal State Attorney ranks.

“This milestone marks the officers’ transition to Commissioners in the Public Service, where they will play a pivotal role in upholding justice and the rule of law in our society. These officers had been in the rank of Senior State Attorney for over 9 years.” reads part of the press statement

According to the structure of the ODPP, the role of a Chief State Attorney is to head a District Office, assist a Regional Officer or head a Unit, or assist the Head of a Section in a Department at the Headquarters in handling the day–to–day administrative duties of the office.

“The key duties and responsibilities of a Chief State Attorney include directing
the police to investigate information of a criminal nature, advising and guiding
the police and other government departments on the conduct of criminal investigations and prosecutions, examining and advising on cases that need the consent of the DPP before prosecution and those requiring withdrawal or a review of the decision to prosecute or not to prosecute.”

Among other roles is to coordinate , supervise and conduct prosecutions within a district or region and prosecuting criminal cases and appeals in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

The promoted officers include; Jacquelyn Okui, the Public Relations officer of ODPP, Nakimbugwe Irene, the Deputy PRO, Asiku Nelly, Basuuta Cate, Bakibinga David Baxter, Muhereza Richard, Aryong Josephine, Bireke Safina, Nabulobi Annet Janet, Obale Innocent, Muzige Amuza, Kwikiriza Charlotte, Tuhairwe Julius Danx, Nambuya Sarah Sheron and Kyasimire Jackline.

 

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