Judiciary Deploys 96 New Judicial Officers to Boost Efficiency


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The Judiciary has deployed 96 of the newly appointed judicial officers and transferred 74 others in its effort towards fostering a more efficient and effective court system. In a press statement released on August 15, 2023, the 96 include six registrars, five assistant registrars, and 85 Grade 1 magistrates.

According to Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, the Chief Justice, the new deployments are geared towards strengthening the capacity of the courts to settle disputes in a timely manner and promote the rule of law.

“We believe that the new deployments of 96 new Judicial Officers and the transfers will not only enhance the efficiency of our courts but also reinforce public trust in the judicial process. This move aligns with our mission to efficiently and effectively administer justice,” Owiny Dollo said.

The Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu, said that the caseload and the Chief Justice’s vow to bring court services closer to the people prompted the transfers and deployments when she released the transfer list.

Langa believes that with these numbers at the Magistrates level, the lead times for case disposal and backlog in the Magistrates courts will be significantly reduced.

The Magistrates Courts now have 457 officers in the recently expanded structure.

These include 91 Chief Magistrates, 10 senior principal Magistrates Grade one, 20 principal Magistrates grade one, 33 senior Magistrates Grade one and 303 magistrates grade one.

According to Langa, with the new magistrates, many courts have been fully operationalized.

The new courts include Toroma, Ishongororo, Busesa, Ndaija, Ruhama, Karugutu, Omoro, Kicheche, Kyankwanzi, Amudat, Maracha, and Nyadri.

The other areas that have equally benefited from the deployments are Atiak, Mulanda, Hakibale, Kisinga, Kakindu, Kyangwali, Kiyunga, Kyanamukaka, Kigumba, Kasanda, and Kyarusozi.

According to authorities, the deployments are with immediate effect, while the transfers are with effect from September 1, 2023.

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