Ministry of Finance Uganda

The Ministry of Finance Uganda is responsible for the supervision of the overall financial affairs and budgeting policies for the Republic of Uganda. The Ministry of Finance of Uganda is headed by the Finance Minister. The Ministry of Finance of Uganda is also known as the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development (MOFPED).
The principal objective of the Finance Ministry of Uganda is to build a healthy and strong Uganda with the help of steady economic and financial growth. At present, the Finance Minister of Uganda is Dr. Ezra Suruma.

The principal functions of the Finance Ministry of Uganda can be categorized into the following types:
General Duties
Micro Finance and Enterprise Development

These functions are carried out by six ministers of state and they are the following:
Minister of State for Micro Finance and Enterprise Development
Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development
Minister of State for General Duties
Minister of State for Planning
Minister of State for Investment
Minister of State for Privatization

The departments working under the Ministry of Finance Uganda are the following:
Aid Liaison
Economic Development Policy & Research
Finance & Administration
Infrastructure & Social Services
Inspectorate & Internal Audit
Macro Economic Policy
Public Administration
Tax Policy
Technical & Advisory Services
Treasury Services Department
Financial Management Services
Uganda Computer Services
Budget Policy & Evaluation

The development programs taken up by the Ugandan Finance Ministry include the following:
Financial sector reforms associated with capital market
Information management for the innovators and investors
Patronage to scientific research
Growing the accessibility of Micro-finance facilities for the poor rural people (both short term and medium term strategies)
Human resource development
Unity in the East African Customs Union

The autonomous agencies working in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance in Uganda are the following:
Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Uganda Development Bank Ltd.
Uganda Revenue Authority
Bank of Uganda
Capital Markets Authority
National Planning Authority (NPA)
Uganda Property Holding

The auxiliary institutions working under the Uganda Ministry of Finance are the following:
Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC)
Uganda Insurance Commission
Non-Performing Assets Recovery Trust
Non-Performing Assets Recovery Tribunal
Uganda National Council of Science and Technology
Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT)
Population Secretariat
Departed Asians Property Custodian Board (DAPCB)
National Enterprise Corporation
Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority
Uganda Investment Authority


Contact Details:

Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development
Plot 2/12 Apollo Kaggwa Road
P.O. Box 8147 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: (256)-041-707000, 235051/4
Fax: (256)-041-230163

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Last Updated on : 1st August 2013