Frequently Asked Questions

The specific functions of the Authority are as outlined in the Uganda Prisons Act, 2006, Section 10 with responsibility for:

1. How do people get Jobs with Uganda Prisons Service?
  • Uganda Prisons Service declares the post vacant.
  • Ministry of Public Service grants clearance to fill the post.
  • Submissions made to Prisons Authority.
  • Prisons Authority advertises either internally or externally as the case may be.
  • Application letters received and processed by Prisons Authority.
  • Qualified candidates are shortlisted
  • Shortlisted candidates are invited for Interviews.
  • Interviews are conducted
  • The best candidate(s) is appointed by Prisons Authority.
  • Decisions of Prisons Authority are forwarded to Uganda Prisons Service for implementation.
  • In the case of external adverts, successful candidates are informed in writing to report to Uganda Prisons Service for further instructions.

2. What criteria is followed on selecting the most suitable candidate?
  • Qualifications
  • Principles of Merit, Fairness and Transparency
3. What is the difference between Prisons Authority and Uganda Prisons Service?
4. Who is the Chairman of Prisons Authority?
5. Where is Prisons Authority located?