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James Mpiirwe

Board Secretary, Uganda Regulatory Authority


Mpiirwe James is a Ugandan Lawyer LLB (Hons) Makerere University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Esami 2018). 

I work as Head of Compliance and Inspection and Board Secretary of the National Gaming Board.

I have worked for the Government of Uganda in different positions related to the gaming sector since the year 2008. Positions held include Legal Officer, Board Secretary and now Head of Compliance and Inspection.

I have been a part of the legal and regulatory transformation of the gaming sector in Uganda having been a part of the law review committee which proposed the current Lotteries and Gaming Act, 2016 and also a part of the core team that set up the current sector regulatory framework of the National Gaming Board.

As head of Compliance and Inspection my day to day work involves review of applications made in line with the law, review of sector compliance to law and regulations, dispute resolution and coordination of enforcement against none compliance. 

My front line interaction with Regulators and sector operators from different parts of the world has greatly enriched my experience, Knowledge and understanding of the gaming sector, knowledge that I have used to the advantage regulation in Uganda.


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