By Rachael Najjuma

25th Nov 2021

The Judiciary has deployed 48 newly appointed Judicial Officers at the rank of Magistrate Grade one to different stations across the Country in a bid to take Judicial services closer to people.


The changes have also seen 17 Magistrates transferred.


In the new deployments, Goma, Kangulumira, Gomba, Mbirizi, Kibuku, Nakisunga and Lamwo Courts have been fully operationalized with the posting of Magistrates Grade One.


Similarly, Courts in Amuru, Apala, Kalungu and Bugembe have now received substantive Magistrates.


In the first of its kind, some Magistrates have been attached to the chambers of Justices and Judges following the review of the Judicial Structure that elevated the position of Research Officers to the position of Magistrate Grade One.


The Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu, in her memo stated that the deployments take immediate effect while the transfers are effective January 01, 2022.


The Chief Registrar is mandated to effectively oversee judicial operations of all Courts.


The magistrates were sworn-in last evening by the Chief Justice, Alfonse Chigamoy Owinyi- Dollo at the Judiciary headquarters where he charged them to support Judiciary’s goal of “transforming of the Judiciary landscape, image and place in the country.


He further emphasized the need to uphold; Independence, Impartiality, Integrity, Propriety, Equality, Competence and Diligence, the six major principles enshrined in the Judicial Code of Conduct.


Thursday 25th November 2021 08:08:25 PM