Constitution as adopted 8 October 1995.
The State shall promote public awareness of this Constitution by-
(a) translating it into Ugandan languages and disseminating it as widely as possible; and
(1) The official language of Uganda is English.
(2) Subject to clause (1) of this article, any other language may be used as a medium of instruction in schools or other educational institutions or for legislative, administrative or judicial purposes as may be prescribed by law.
(3) A person arrested, restricted or detained shall be informed immediately, in a language that the person understands, of the reasons for the arrest, restriction or detention and of his or her right to a lawyer of his or her choice.
(3) Every person who is charged with a criminal offence shall-
(b) be informed immediately, in a language that the person understands of the nature of the offence;
(f) be afforded, without payment by that person, the assistance of an
interpreter if that person cannot understand the language used at the
Every person has a right as applicable, to belong to, enjoy, practise, profess, maintain and promote any culture, cultural institution, language, tradition, creed or religion in community with others.
Note: The complete
text of the Constitution of Uganda is provided in English by the official
website of the Ugandan Government.
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