Uganda Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents
in Uganda Compliantly

$ 0 m +

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Uganda?

With our Uganda Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Uganda’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.

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13 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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Uganda Country Overview

Geographic location: Uganda is located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of South Sudan, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and north of Rwanda and Tanzania.

Population: Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. 

Economy: This low-income country relies heavily on oil export and food products such as coffee, maize, tea, tobacco, sugar, and cocoa beans. Uganda is well known for being rich in natural resources like crude oil and natural gas.

Payroll in Uganda - What You Should Know

  • Population: 45,853,778
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $40.53 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 3.5%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 2.2%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 2.8%
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Currency: Ugandan Shilling
  • Languages: Swahili, English

Employer Contribution

  • 10.00% of the employer’s emoluments must be contributed to social security.

Employee Contribution

  • 5.00% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to social security.
  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    The standard VAT rate is 18% in Uganda. Some supplies and services are zero-rated, and others are exempt. 

Paid Time-Off 

Employees are generally entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave. 

Sick Leave 

According to the Employment Act 2006, an employee is entitled to paid sick leave on completion of one month of service with the employer. 

Should the worker be incapable of work because of sickness or injury, they are entitled to paid sick leave paid full for the first month of illness. 

Maternity Leave 

In Uganda, women are entitled to a maximum of 60 days of maternity leave – 4 weeks must be taken in the postnatal period. 

Paternity Leave 

In Uganda, men are entitled to 4 days of paid paternity leave. They are still eligible in case of miscarriage of their wife.

Notice periods in Uganda are as follows: 

  • For employees with more than 6 months but less than 1 year of service: 2 weeks 
    • For employees with more than 12 months but less than 5 years of service: 1 month 
    • For employees with more than 5 years but less than 10 years of service: 2 months 
    • For employees with more than 10 years of service: 3 months 

Under the Ugandan Labour Code, employees are generally entitled to severance pay. However, compensation needs to be negotiated between the employer and the worker. 

An employee is entitled to severance pay after completing 6 continuous months of work under the same employer. 

  • New Year’s Day (1st January) 
  • NRM Liberation Day (26th January) 
  • Archbishop Janani Luwum Memorial Day (16th February) 
  • International Women’s Day (8th March) 
  • Good Friday (10th April) 
  • Easter Monday (13th April) 
  • Labor Day (1st May) 
  • Eid al-Fitr 
  • Uganda Martyrs’ Day (3rd June) 
  • National Heroes’ Day (in Uganda) (9th June) 
  • Father’s Day (21st June) 
  • Eid al-Adha 
  • Independence Day of Uganda (9th October) 
  • Christmas Day (25th December) 
  • Boxing Day (26th December) 

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Countries We Cover

In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.

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Grant Geraghty is the longest-serving member of the Africa HR team. This resident subject matter expert and client champion is responsible for gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ unique HR needs in Africa and providing tailored solutions that align with their business objectives. Grant collaborates closely with our clients to ensure that their requirements are properly implemented, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout the process.

Grant brings a wealth of experience to his role, having served as Africa HR’s longest-serving employee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Economics and Business Finance, from the University of Natal in South Africa. Additionally, he has completed a certification program in Payroll and Tax Administration from the University of Cape Town, further enhancing his expertise in HR operations and compliance.

His commitment to delivering exceptional service and his extensive knowledge of HR in Africa make him an invaluable member of the Africa HR team.




Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.



Head of Finance & Business Support

Viloshna is an experienced finance professional with 18 years of expertise in strategic financial planning, financial analysis, cash flow management, systems and controls implementation, financial reporting, and continuous process improvements. She currently serves as Head of Finance & Business Support, where she has successfully automated and leveraged the financial reporting system capabilities to ensure efficient company operations.

Viloshna’s background includes senior roles in a multinational pharmaceutical company and a large listed Mauritian conglomerate. Her meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking have streamlined financial processes, making her a valuable addition to any finance team. Viloshna is a qualified finance professional with an FCCA qualification and an MBA, bringing valuable expertise to any organization.

In her current role, Viloshna leads the company’s Treasury and Payments function, including the fulfillment of the company’s cross-border payments into Africa. With her strong educational background and extensive experience, Viloshna consistently demonstrates her ability to optimize financial operations, minimize risks, and improve profitability. Her expertise in financial reporting and process improvements make her a valuable asset to any organization.



Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

Alex Daruty - Africa HR Team


Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.