VINCENT WAGONA

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS


Mr. Vincent Wagona is the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Management and Support Services and the Accounting Officer in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Uganda. He heads the Directorate of Management and Support Services, which is responsible for coordinating and managing administrative, logistical and other support services essential for the operations of the institution.

Mr. Vincent Wagona is a long serving Attorney of over 25 years with vast knowledge, experience and exposure in national and international criminal prosecutions. He has a strong background in handling fraud and corruption cases, war crimes and crimes against humanity and criminal prosecutions and appeals at all court levels.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), a Diploma in Management from Uganda Management Institute (UMI), a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC), and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Honors Degree from Makerere University.

Upon joining the ODPP, Mr. Wagona served as Resident State Attorney, Kabale (responsible for Kabale, Rukungiri and Kisoro Districts); Resident Senior State Attorney, Mbarara (responsible for Mbarara, Bushenyi, Ntungamo and Ibanda Districts); and Resident Senior State Attorney, Buganda Road before coming to the head office.

Between 2001 and 2002, he served as Assistant Lead Counsel at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Justice Porter Commission). Between 2006 and 2009, he obtained leave and served as Trial Attorney with the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), an International Criminal Tribunal, where he participated in the pre-trial phase of the Charles Taylor Case; trial phase of the AFRC Case; and trial, sentencing, and appeal phases of the RUF Case.

He returned to Uganda to become the pioneer Head of the Anti-Fraud Division, the first specialized ODPP Unit that has grown into the Anti-Corruption Department. He later served as Head of Department of Field Operations, managing all the regions and stations in the ODPP.

As Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Wagona care took the Directorate of Management Support Services and served as Accounting Officer from November 2018 to February 2020, when he was appointed Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions. He has played key roles in organizational restructuring, internal policy formulation, and performance management initiatives.

 

Vision And Mission

VISION

 “A crime free society”.

MISSION

 “To handle and prosecute criminal cases in a just, effective and efficient manner”.

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