Foreign Exchange Controls in Uganda

One of the most frequent questions from our Clients looking to live and invest in Uganda is “Are there any exchange controls in your Jurisdiction?” Our answer is usually “Uganda’s laws on foreign exchange dealings in and out of the country are liberal.” Although persons in possession of large sums of money are required to […]

THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS; WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED

T This November 2019, the East African Community will be celebrating 20 years of existence. 30th November 1999 is the day Presidents’ Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda, Benjamin Mkapa then of Tanzania and Daniel Arap Moi then of Kenya signed the East African Treaty. Rwanda and Burundi have since joined as has the Republic of […]

Allowed Leave and holidays as provided for under the Employment Laws of Uganda

Annual Leave; an employee is entitled to a seven day holiday with full pay in respect of each four months continuous service. Unless otherwise provided in the employment contract, an employee is entitled to annual leave of 21 working days in a year.   Sick Leave; an employee who is sick is entitled to sick […]

Is your employment contract legal and enforceable under Ugandan law?

The relationship between an employer and his/her employee is contractual in nature and regulated by the terms and conditions of the contract of employment. However even though Uganda upholds the principle of right to contract and will enforce any contract, it is important to note that every employment contract must meet the legal requirements. Should […]

Protecting your Land going forward

Part VI How to protect your land going forward a) Ensure you transfer it and register yourself as the registered proprietor as soon as possible. Note that Uganda uses the “Torren’s system” of land registration of titles. This system covers private mailo land and freehold. Customary land tenure follows the Land Act. Mailo land (Kabaka’s […]

Opening boundaries; what does it really mean?

Part IV If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. The second major question to resolve is the size and boundaries of the land. People have bought land and property and discovered the property has no access/ road leading to it. People have started construction only to discover they built in a wrong plot, this […]

Land Sale Agreement; What it should look like. Check out ours attached here!

Having carried out your due diligence and are ready to purchase the land, we advise that formalize and enter into a Sale Agreement. We could discuss for a day about what should be contained in a sale agreement and the importance of each clause. It is that intense and important! Why? – With some few […]

HOT DEAL! HOT DEAL! LAND FOR SALE @ 100,000/= only!

Buying and selling land is one of the most profitable business ventures you can engage in. It is never too early to start and you can never have too little money to start. In a recent conversation with one of our clients, Ukrainian billionaire, Mr. Machuka Volodymyr, a majority owner of Coke Engineering with several […]