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Reforming Uganda’s Partnership Law: Addressing Nomenclature Issues in Partnerships

Article by Okello Isaac Echipu


The Partnerships Act, No. 2 of 2010 in Uganda provides for limited liability partnerships, yet the relevant provisions of the Act apply to Limited Partnerships instead. This article examines the flaws of the legislation and advocates for reform and parliamentary activism to ensure that laws are drafted with precision to achieve their intended purpose. Inaccurately drafted laws fail to meet their objectives, and the existence of this error for over a decade constitutes an abuse of parliamentary power, detrimental to commerce, and misleading to all Ugandan citizens. This article analyses the impact of the flawed law on the legal landscape and proposes a way forward to rectify the situation. Through this analysis, the article underscores the importance of drafting laws with utmost accuracy to achieve their objectives effectively.

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Registration Of Business Names Law In Nigeria: A Comparative Study Of The Companies And Allied Matters Acts of 1990 and 2020

David Akinola Oluwagbami

Registration of business names facilitates the identification, registration and minimally regulating the informal sector business operators. This article, using doctrinal and legal comparative method, discusses and compares the 1990 and 2020 Nigerian Business Law legal regimes, drawing similarities and differences between the provisions of the 1990 and 2020 Companies and Allied Matters Acts. There has been improvement in the legal and administrative framework for business name registration as a special purpose vehicle for exploring business opportunities in Nigeria. It is however recommended that the newly improved administrative structure is adequately funded and efficiently managed to foster sustainable economic development for the entrepreneurs concerned in particular, and the nation as a whole.