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Uganda in need of witness protection law

The Directorate of Public Prosecution has requested Government to put in place a law that will protect Witnesses so that they can be at liberty to provide accurate information as investigations go on.

The Director Public Prosecution (DDP) Richard Butera told Parliamentarians that most witnesses fear to come out and tell the truth for fear of their lives because they’re not protected by the law.

He appealed for the enactment of Witness protection act if Government is fight cases related to especially Corruption.

Butera called for team work among the Parliamentarians and always handle matters related to criminal nature to other arms of Government so that they can share experience which will ease their work as lawmakers.

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Posted by on July 15, 2011. Filed under Latest Uganda News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Responses to Uganda in need of witness protection law

  1. okello vincent Reply

    April 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    actually, i have no comment but i am asking, to know how witnesses protected under our criminal law system in uganda and the role of witnesses.
    and most of all which depeartment under the directorate of public prosecution is responsible for witness protection issues in uganda.
    i will be waiting for your response.

  2. okello vincent Reply

    April 29, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    what is the role of the DPP in witness protection in uganda

  3. okello vincent Reply

    April 29, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    what can we us, ugandans do to ensure that there is observance of witness protection in uganda and how can the government guarantee witness protection so as to ensure coorporation from the general public and shakeholders.

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