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Justice Ministry blames treasury for failed procurements

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Solicitor General Francis Atoke has blamed the failure by the Justice ministry to absorb its entire budget on late disbursement of funds. Atoke was appearing before the Public accounts committee of parliament on Thursday as the accounting officer of the Justice Law and …

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MPs question delayed appointment of Human Rights Commission boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has questioned the failure by the president to appoint a new chairperson for the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). The previous chairperson of the commission Med Sozzi Kaggwa died in November last year. However, he has never been …

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Minor offenders to stand trial in remand homes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Minor offenders in remand homes will no longer travel to court for trial. The Justice Law and Order Sector-JLOS has decided to conduct court sessions at remand homes to avoid exposing the minor offenders to COVID-19 infection while seeking justice. Jane Stella Ogwang, the …

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Delays to investigate high profile murder cases angers MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on Thursday tasked the State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania to explain failure by the police to investigate high profile criminal cases. Kania together with the Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi was appearing before Parliament Defence …

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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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Gov’t rejects creation of National Truth and Reconciliation Commission

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is discussing a proposal to restructure the Amnesty Commission to oversee the implementation of the National Transitional Justice Policy for addressing the justice, accountability and reconciliation needs of conflict-affected communities. The proposal emerged in June this year after Cabinet rejected an earlier …

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PAC grills DPP officials over low case clearance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee-PAC has tasked a team of officials from the Office of Director Public Prosecution-ODPP to provide details on the steps taken to solve the slow progress of cases. The officials from the ODPP led by the Deputy Director, Elem Ogwal were appearing …

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Experts call for balanced investment in infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economics’ Analysts have said it’s time for the government to start increasing budget allocated to the social sectors which have for years been dwarfed by works, transport and energy sector investments. Both experts from government, research institutions and international agencies spoke in unison during a …

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