Law of Business Associations
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.