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Profiles in Development

Lucas Omara Abong
Lucas Omara Abong

Lucas Omara Abong, 2002 graduate of the Program on Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Financial Management, was appointed Secretary and CEO of the Uganda Law Reform Commission last June. The commission was established under Uganda's Constitution to study and review the country’s laws to make recommendations for their improvement, modernization and reform. Among the items on its agenda for 2014 are a thorough review and possible reform of the legislation governing witness protection, electoral laws, and the registration of births and deaths to facilitate the creation of a reliable national databank.