By Rachael Najjuma
3rd Feb 2023
The Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny- Dollo has attributed the exceptional performance of the Courts to the enhanced staffing following the recruitment and deployment of more Judicial Officers during 2021.
He said this on Friday while officiating at the opening of the new law year 2023 at the high court grounds in Kampala.
According to the Chief Justice, the number of cases completed each year has been growing from the 126,265 cases disposed in 2020 to 158,423 cases in 2021.
250,021 cases disposed of in 2022 which means that a total of 91,598 cases were disposed of in the year 2022 more than in the year 2021.
This exceptional performance has been attributed to the increase in the number of Judicial Officers and the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as plea bargaining, mediation and Small Claims Procedure, among others.
It’s at this point that Owiny-Dollo prayed to the government for more man power in the judiciary so that justice is accorded to citizens.
He however added that in regards to recruiting Judicial Officers, they intend to be matched with the necessary administrative staff including Court Clerks, Process Servers, Transcribers and Secretaries, among others thus urging the Cabinet to approve the structure and establishment of the non-judicial officers expeditiously.