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Kafuuzi still hopeful for Parliament approval

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kyaka South MP Jackson Kafuuzi is still hopeful that parliament will confirm his appointment to the position of Deputy Attorney General. The appointments committee of Parliament deferred confirmation of Kafuuzi’s appointment after raising queries on his experience. According to information from the Judiciary, Kafuuzi last …

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Judiciary seeks UGX 77b budget for vehicles, construction of courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Judiciary Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana has asked Members of Parliament to push for an additional budget allocation of 77.84 billion shillings for construction of courts and procuring cars. Bigirimana was on Friday leading a team of Judiciary officials before the committee chaired by West …

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Judiciary extends small claims procedure to Kaberamaido

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Judiciary has launched the small claims procedure court in Kaberamaido district. Under the system, a complainant can get judgment within a day although the maximum period for delivering judgment is a month. This is opposed to the old system that can even last for …

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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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The fall of PS Nassali Lukwago

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It’s tough times for Dr. Rose Nassali Lukwago, a former powerful permanent secretary at ministry of Education. In the same position at the Judicial Service Commission, she has been a shadow of her former self. The Inspector General of Government Justice Irene Muyagonja directed …

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Greed breeding corruption in Judiciary -Principal Judge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has said that the need to amass more wealth is breeding greed among judicial officers. Bamwine says that cases of bribery, corruption, and other forms of misconduct in the judiciary and other offices are caused by lack of satisfaction …

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Judiciary transfers 11 judicial officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The judiciary has transferred eleven judicial officers. The transfer instrument signed by the chief registrar of the judiciary Esther Nambayo points out that the changes that have affected deputy registrars, an assistant registrar and Grade One Magistrates’ take immediate effect. Among those transferred is Fred …

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Bigirimana heads to judiciary as Kagole is forced out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender and Social Development has been transferred to the Judiciary as the PS effective today. Bigirimana will replace Kagole Kivumbi who has now been sent on forced leave. In a letter today, Dr John Mitala, …

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Judiciary stuck with UGX 24bn bail money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has learnt that the Judiciary is stuck with 24 billion Shillings bail cash. The money has been accumulating over the past years with an average of 5 billion shillings deposited every year on the judiciary’s bank account in Bank …

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Judiciary stuck with application against Trump, Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Division of High Court is stuck with an application filed by a Ugandan national Musoke Moses Kinene Ziringwira against US president, Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama. They are jointly sued with Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni and Kabaka Ronald Muwenda …

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