Key highlights:

The objective of Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is to –

(a) align thc Succcssion Act to Articlcs 31 (Rights of the family), Articles32 (affinnative action in favour of marginaliscd groups) and Articlc 33 (Rights of women) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda;

(b) provide lor the distribution of the estates of intestate deceased persons in accordance with Article 33 (Rights of women) of’ the Constitution of’the Republic of Uganda;

(c) provide for the guardianship of minor children of deceased persons

(d) provide for the discretion of courts in the grant of probate and letters of administration:

(e) provide for the expiry period of two years for grants of probate and letters of administration;

(f) provide for the requirement for the consent of spouses and lineal descendants prior to disposal of estate property by administrators:

(g) provide for the joint administration of executors and administrators of estates; and

(h) remove from the Act all the obsolete terms used.

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