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Brokering Control


: National report on the implementation of the PoA, 2010 and 2008 
: 06/05/2011
National Report
: 2010
: National Focal Point on SALW
: genpol25@utlonline.co.ug

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:

The Nationwide consultations with all stake-holders to obtain views and input into the Draft Policy and Bill have been completed. This new Bill will replace the 1970 Firearms Act and align it with the provisions of all international instruments (including the UNPoA) that Uganda is a party to that provide stringent measures for regulation of import, export, transport, transit, brokering, possession, transfer etc of SALW. The draft policy has been forwarded to the responsible Minister for consideration. The draft bill that seeks to repeal the existing firearm act is being developed.



National Marking Practices:

a national Firearms Marking exercise is ongoing beginning with firearms under Uganda Police and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces. The exercise will soon roll out to include the other units of the Armed Forces. It is envisaged that all legitimately held SALW will ultimately be marked for ease of identification, tracing and management. The exercise is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Nairobi Protocol after acquiring two Electronic Marking Machines from the Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons (RECSA). The markings on the gun include RECSA Code, Country and Institution codes, and firearm serial number.

Marking at the time of import:

Marking of SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces:

The Uganda Police Force has conducted marking of all firearms owned and controlled by the Police, including arms issued to private security firms. Each firearm is marked with a designated code according to the unit or security organisation to which the firearm belongs

Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:


Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW within their territory:

The NFP in collaboration with respective institutions is undertaking firearms stocktaking exercise to establish verifiable data on SALW stockpiles in State possession. The data will be used for development of an electronic Central Firearm Register (CFR). So far NFP has acquired an assortment of equipment to facilitate the setup of the CFR within Uganda Police. A Firearm Information Management System has also been developed and is now ready for deployment to make the CFR operational. The NFP is also planning to organize a series of trainings for officers responsible for managing the CFR.


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities: