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Chief Justice fills positions left by elevated judicial officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has replaced the newly elevated judicial officers. A statement from the judiciary shows that Katureebe has named Tom Chemutai as acting Chief Registrar replacing Esta Nambayo who was appointed High court judge. Chemutai, 53, started his career as a …

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Construction of appellant courts launched

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Judiciary has launched the construction of both the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal at the High Court in Kampala.  The ground-breaking ceremony took place on Friday. Construction of the two courts will cost 63.9 billion shillings.  The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe said that …

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UGX 3 trillion locked in court disputes- chief justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  More than Shillings 3 trillion is locked up in disputes before the Commercial court and High Court Land Division, URN has learnt.  According to Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, the judiciary is struggling to free the money from disputes due to human resource gaps in the …

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JLOS posts new gains in delivery of justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) has posted major gains in the administration of justice, law enforcement and promotion of human rights over the last one year. The sector registered milestones in reduction of case backlogs before courts, registration and management of new cases, …

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Judicial officers chief iustice over allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Judicial officers have petitioned the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe over a directive scrapping their 30 percent allowances approved by cabinet in 2014. The judicial officers through their umbrella Uganda Judicial Officers Association–UJOA led by their President, Godfrey Kaweesa, say there was improper computation of the …

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Muloni constitutes electricity disputes tribunal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Engineer Irene Muloni has constituted a new electricity disputes tribunal. The tribunal under section 93 on the Electricity Act has been almost inactive for thirteen years because of lack of quorum. A statement from the Ministry says the Minister on …

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Gov’t, European Union delegation meet over electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union is leading a discussion to review the status and implementation of Uganda’s electoral reforms. The discussion started with a meeting held last night between development partners and government officials in Kampala. The meeting held at the EU Ambasodors residence in Kololo …

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Chief Justice calls for investigations over UGX 450m flush toilets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has called for investigations into construction of two flush toilets at 450 million shillings. Last week, Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee-PAC asked the judiciary to explain how two flush toilets were constructed at a tune of 450 million shillings. The toilets …

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Electoral reforms: Gov’t skipped Supreme court recommendations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Forum has asked Government to use the existing time to present the electoral reforms as recommended by the Supreme Court. The NGO forum was commenting on the Electoral Reforms tabled by Government before parliament. On Thursday, Government tabled five …

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