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Mr. Francis Atoke

Mr Francis Atoke, is a civil servant and the current Solicitor General of the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. He was appointed to that position in December, 2012.

Born on 9th October 1961, he joined the Ministry of Justice as a State Attorney, in January 1987 and rose through the ranks to become a Senior State Attorney in 1991, Principal State Attorney in 1995, Senior Principal State Attorney in 2004.  He was appointed a Deputy Administrator General in 1997, an office he occupied until 2009, when he was elevated to the office of Administrator General, in May 2009.  He served in that office for three years and was then appointed by the President to become the Solicitor General of the Republic of Uganda, in December 2012.  He has served in that office up to date.

Mr Francis Atoke, attended Lira Town College for his East African Certificate of Education, Caltec Academy for his Uganda Advanced certificate of Education, Makerere University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Laws (Hons) (LLB). He then went and enrolled at the Law Development Centre, for a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He was thereafter, on 6th December 1990, admitted to practice and entered on the roll of advocates of the High Court of Uganda.

His other trainings attended include, Master of Laws (International Law) with commendation, specialising in Human rights, War and Terrorism, from the university of Aberdeen. He also attended trainings in Certificate of Leadership, Managing Teams to achieve change, Setym International Montreal Quebec Canada. A Certificate in Arbitration and Mediation seminar, International Law Institute, Washington DC, USA. And many more other such trainings from different institutions in Uganda and abroad.


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