Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese district council has agreed to allocate one acre of land to the judiciary for the construction of the High Court.
The land located in Rukoki is near the current magistrate premises. In October, the Fort Portal Resident High Court Judge, Vincent Emmy Mugabo asked Kasese district leaders to avail land where the High Court premises can be established to ease access to justice.
This followed outcry from the public arguing that Fort Portal High Court was far from Kasese, and a number of them were facing challenges to access justice due to lack of transport.
Eliphazi Muhindi Bukombi, the Kaseses LCV chairperson said that the establishment of the High Court will accelerate the dispensing of justice to the community that has for long been struggling to follow up their cases in Fort Portal.
Muhindi said the district leadership was ready to offer the judiciary more land where they can establish more facilities that include a remand home.
Ronald Ndyakurungi, the district councilor representing Kyalhumba sub-county, said courts are temples of justice and its users should not suffer by traveling long distances to access services.
Currently, Kasese is served under Fort Portal High Court which is more than 70 kilometers away.