Uganda Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Uganda Compliantly

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.

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.

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  • 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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12 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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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.