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THIS WEEK: Judiciary signs MOU to set up Shs1.5b e-court case management system

THIS WEEK: Judiciary signs MOU to set up Shs1.5b e – court case management system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary on Feb.21 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Kingdom government for the design and pilot of an 18 months automation project aimed at consolidating Uganda’s efforts in fighting corruption. The British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) through Strengthening Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Response (SUGAR) project will provide £290,000 (about Shs1.5b) to automate the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The funds will mainly be used for the installation of an Electronic Court Case Management Information System to be used within the judiciary.

At the signing event British High Commissioner to Uganda Peter West said it was important to give people confidence in systems. He said the provision of the money would help Judiciary do its job more efficiently.

The system will record all court case information (Online) from the time a plaintiff files a civil case on-line; or in criminal matters, from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) through sentence and execution; efficiently sharing that information among all relevant Parties in the case including the Public.

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