- Commenced on 9 October 1963
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
- [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]
1. Oaths to be takenThe oaths which shall be taken as occasion shall demand shall be the oaths set out in the First Schedule to this Act.
2. Officers to take oathsA person appointed to an office set out in the second column of the Second Schedule to this Act shall take the oath specified in the first column of the Schedule which shall be administered by the authority specified in the third column of the Schedule.
3. Unnecessary repetition of oaths
4. Omission to take oath or make affirmationNothing in this Act shall render, be deemed to render or be deemed to have rendered invalid any act done or which hereafter may be done by a public officer in the execution or intended execution of his or her official duties by reason only of the omission by the public officer to take any oath or to make any affirmation which the officer should take or should have taken or should make or should have made; except that any person who declines, neglects or omits to take the required oath or make the required affirmation under this Act shall—
5. Form and manner in which oath may be taken
6. Place and date of oathEvery commissioner for oaths or notary public before whom any oath or affidavit is taken or made under this Act shall state truly in the jurat or attestation at what place and on what date the oath or affidavit is taken or made.
7. Absence of religious beliefWhere an oath has been duly administered and taken, the fact that the person to whom it was administered had, at the time of taking the oath, no religious belief, shall not for any purpose affect the validity of the oath.
8. AffirmationAny person who objects to the taking of an oath and desires to make an affirmation in lieu of the oath may do so without being questioned as to the grounds of that objection or desire, or otherwise; and in any such case the form of the required oath shall be varied by the substitution for the words of swearing, the words, “I solemnly, sincerely and truthfully affirm that ....”, and such other consequential variations of form as may be necessary shall thereupon be made; except that in any case where the Oath of Allegiance is taken, for the words “truthfully affirm” in this section there shall be substituted the words “truly declare and affirm”, and the words “So help me God” shall be omitted.
9. Persons under age
10. CorroborationNo person shall be convicted or judgment given upon the uncorroborated evidence of a person who shall have given his or her evidence without oath or affirmation.
11. Authority to administer oaths
12. Taking oaths out of Uganda
13. Powers of Uganda officials abroad
14. Additional oaths
History of this document
31 December 2000 this version
09 October 1963