MR. GEORGE WILLIAM BYANSI
Deputy DPP - Inspections, Quality Assurance, Research And Training
Mr. George William Byansi is the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions – Inspections, Quality Assurance, Research and Training. He heads the Directorate of Inspections, Quality Assurance, Research and Training. He assumed his current position in February 2022.
Mr. Byansi has worked with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions since June 1999, when he joined as a Pupil State Attorney.
Over the years, he has served the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in various stations and capacities, quickly rising through the ranks.
He worked as a Resident State Attorney in several districts until he was elevated to a Regional Officer and later Head of Department. He worked as Resident State Attorney in Kabale, Masaka, Hoima, Tororo and Makindye before he was assigned higher responsibilities of Assistant DPP and posted to Soroti as the pioneer Regional Officer where he was charged with supervising the 14 ODPP stations (Resident State Attorney and Resident State Prosecutor) in Teso and Karamoja. Due to his hard work, he didn’t serve in Soroti for long before he was spotted and brought back to Headquarters to head the then newly created Department of General Case Work to manage and coordinate high court sessions, champion plea bargain sessions and streamline the handling of general crime cases across the ODPP countrywide.
In 2018, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and moved to head the Department of Field Operations where he has been up to his present elevation to Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions.
As the head of Field Operations he has been responsible for planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating the performance of all ODPP field and regional offices as well as maintaining effective communication and coordination between them and the Head Office. He has also been responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborations and linkages between field stations and other key stakeholders in criminal justice at the district and national level.
He has been instrumental in the successful operationalisation of the ODPP regional offices in 16 major cities, municipalities and towns of Arua, Gulu, Fort Portal, Jinja, Kabale, Kampala, Lira, Masaka, Masindi, Mbale, Mbarara, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nakawa and Soroti.
Mr Byansi has been key in extending the presence and impact of the DPP’s office to more districts and courts across the country. Although gaps still exist due to resource constraints, ODPP now boasts of a presence in 95 out of the current 135 districts at 143 locations countrywide, with most of the offices in now ODPP owned premises.
He caretook the Directorate of Management Support Services from September 2021 to February 2022, in addition to his duties of Head of Department of Field Operations.
He is very familiar with policy, planning, budgeting, procurement and performance management issues not only in the ODPP but in the entire Justice, Law and Order Sector.
Mr. Byansi holds an LLB(Hons) from Makerere University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from LDC, a Post Graduate Diploma in Project planning & Management from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI).