This thesis entitled "A critical analysis of consumer protection laws in Uganda". It's majorly to
focus on consumer protection laws in Uganda which include; The Uganda communication Act of
2013(as amended), the Contract Act 2010, Sale of Goods Act Cap 82, and Uganda National
Bureau of Standards Act Cap 327,the National Dmg Policy and Authority Act Cap 206, Foods
and Dmgs Act Cap 278 the Hire purchase Act of 2009,Agricultural seeds and plant Apt Cap
28,the Bank of Uganda Act Cap51 and among others as discussed in this research. Therefore, this
research attempts to analyze and detennine how these legislations have been effective on the
implementation of consumer protection and they have failures thereof in the implementation due
to weaknesses ineffectiveness in the provisions of the above mentioned laws due to the fact that
most of these laws were adopted from foreign laws which do not properly suit the social,
economical and political problems of consumers in Uganda, I will discuss how the penalties
established under the aforementioned laws work upon the unscmpulous traders and the middle
men, and how such penalties are being abused by such business men and minimal fines of such
laws in Uganda's economy and how the Government has done little to put in force the single law
that govern consumers, therefore this thesis establishes a critical analysis of the aforementioned
consumer protection laws by both theoretical and legal research methods.
In nutshell therefore, I would actually recommend the enactment of a single and specific
legislation called "Consumer protection Act" which could assume the effective protection of all
consumer issues and not refeITing to the variety of laws, which tend to cause complexity
especially to illiterates, ignorant and poor consumers in Uganda. This Act will further provide for
the effective management of consumers' affairs of rights, meaning, an unambiguous procedure of
lodging consumer complaints, remedies hence enabling consumers attain redress and fair justice.
Research, A. & SAHA, K (2021). A Critical Analysis Of Consumer Protection Laws In Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-analysis-of-consumer-protection-laws-in-uganda-1
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Research, AfroAsia and SAHA, KANSIIME . "A Critical Analysis Of Consumer Protection Laws In Uganda" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 04, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-analysis-of-consumer-protection-laws-in-uganda-1