Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luwero High Court will commence operations next month. This was revealed by the Principal Judge Flavian Zeija.
The court is one of the 20 that were designated in 2016 under the Judicature Statutory Instrument.
In January last year, the Judiciary announced that effective July 2021, Luwero High Court was to start operations to handle cases from Luwero, Nakasongola, and Nakaseke districts.
The Principal Judge Flavian Zeija says that although plans for establishing the court began last year, the judiciary failed to secure premises suitable for the High Court.
Zeija adds that due to inadequate resources, the Chief Magistrate Court premises will for the time being host the High Court until they construct premises.
He adds that the Chief Magistrate Court has already undergone major renovations to host the resident Judge and the High Court sessions will commence next month.
Emmanuel Nsubuga, the Kakokoolo-Kavule Parish Ward Councilor welcomed the operationalization of the court. He said that it will help to clear the case backlog, offer justice in time, and save people trekking long distances to High Court in Kampala.
Nsubuga says that several people have been losing cases after failing to travel to High Court in Kampala daily to attend court sessions.
Erastus Kibirango, the LCV Chairperson of Luwero district said that the district will offer one acre of land to establish High Court premises in Luwero town.
There are more than 500 cases for Greater Luwero districts that will be transferred from the High Court in Kampala to Luwero, of which 277 are land-related cases.