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161 New Judicial Officers Deployed, 44 Transferred

The Judiciary has deployed 161 newly appointed Judicial Officers and transferred 44 others at the rank of Deputy Registrars, Assistant Registrars, Chief Magistrates and Magistrates Grade One in a move geared towards improving access to timely Justice.

According to the deployment and transfer lists signed by the Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu, Four Deputy Registrars, 13 Chief Magistrates and 27 Magistrates Grade One were transferred, changes will be effective July 25th, 2022.

The Chief Registrar said that the judicial officers will be assessed for one year after confirmation.  

“Judicial Officers in acting capacity will be assessed after one year for confirmation based on the satisfaction of the duties and responsibilities and the set Key Performing Indicators (KPI’s),” said Sarah Langa.

The deployments have seen areas like Kajjansi, Amuru, Kiruhura, Katakwi, Buhweju, Rakai, Kisoro, Dokolo, Mayuge, Kiryandongo and Sironko getting Resident Chief Magistrates for the first time.

Stations with heavy caseloads at Chief Magistrate’s level like Nakawa and Mengo will have two Chief Magistrates.

In a first of its kind, Mukuuto and Namungalwe Sub-Counties in Iganga District and Buvuma Island have equally got Magistrates Grade One.

While communicating on the deployments and transfers, the Chief Registrar observed that these changes are intended to bring about efficiency and effectiveness in the administration of Justice.

She urged the new officers to love the Judiciary Service, shun corruption, Laziness and delayed Justice that still undermine the image of the Judiciary.

The newly appointed/promoted judicial officers will undergo induction for two weeks to equip them with the necessary skills to perform their duties.

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