Ogwal Appointed as Deputy DPP

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President Museveni has appointed Charles Elem Ogwal as the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, a position that has been vacant for over year. Ogwal, an experienced public prosecutor in the office of the DPP, now replaces Damalie Lwanga; who was last year appointed a judge of the High Court.

President Museveni has appointed Charles Elem Ogwal as the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, a position that has been vacant for over year.
 
Ogwal, an experienced public prosecutor in the office of the DPP, now replaces Damalie Lwanga; who was last year appointed a judge of the High Court.
 
Since the Directorate's structure provides for two deputies, Ogwal now joins Amos Ngolobe who is currently the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in Charge of Management Support Services.

He comes in as Deputy DPP in charge of Prosecutions and Quality Assurance.
 
The two will now fully deputize Justice Mike Chibita who is the DPP.
 
Prior to this appointment, he was serving as Assistant DPP in charge of International Affairs and Field Operations.
 
His mandate as new Deputy DPP in charge of Prosecutions and Quality Assurance, will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of all criminal prosecutions (cases) all over the country and for ensuring provision of quality services.
 
Born in 1961, the 53-year-old prosecutor is a holder of Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University and a post graduate diploma in legal practice from LDC.
 
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from ESAMI in addition to numerous other qualifications including Project management, fraud and crime prevention, patent law and practice and other intellectual property rights.
 
He began his legal career in 1985 when he joined the Justice ministry as state attorney.
 
As time went by, Ogwal rose through the ranks and he joined the DPP's office in 1995 as Principal State Attorney. This was at the time when the office of the DPP ceased to be a part of the Justice ministry.
 
He also previously worked with the United Nations office on drug and crime as a terrorism prevention expert from 2007 - 2009 and concurrently managed two international regional projects involving 19 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa.