President Museveni has reappointed Dr. Johnson Byabashaija as the Commissioner General of Prisons for another two-year term. This decision was announced in a statement issued on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, and Dr. Byabashaija’s new term is scheduled to commence on May 4th, 2024.

“I do hereby renew the appointment of Dr. Byabashaija as Commissioner General of Prisons for a period of 24 months on local contract terms with effect from May 2, 2024,” stated Museveni.

According to the Uganda Public Service Standing Orders (2010), individuals who have reached the mandatory age of 60 may be employed on contract terms, with a duration of service set at two years unless otherwise specified by the appointing authority.

Dr. Byabashaija has been recognized for his transformative leadership within the prison system. President Museveni recently commended him for his stewardship of an institution that has remained free of scandals.

“I appreciate the prisons because I rarely hear of any issues there. It appears that discipline is well maintained, and I commend you for that,” remarked President Museveni.

The President also expressed satisfaction with the organizational structure of the prisons, highlighting the emphasis on training and examinations accompanying each advancement. He emphasized that discipline, good health, and promotional exams are crucial for overcoming challenges within the system.

Dr. Johnson Byabashaija began his service with the Uganda Prisons Services in 1983 and steadily rose through the ranks, eventually assuming the role of Commissioner General in 2005.


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