Justice Owiny-Dollo says Christian lawyers should be the torch bearers in guiding the world to understand that the poor, weak and the underprivileged also deserve and can get justice. Owiny-Dollo says the greatest trial in the Bible was conducted by King Solomon, who had a difficult decision to justly handover the child to the right mother.
For several years, the president has appealed to parliament and the judiciary to support a proposal to deny bail to suspects of murder, treason, rape and defilement. Earlier, he had also asked for the same to persons involved in the embezzlement of public funds.
Wilson Obote, an inmate who spoke on behalf of the prisoners said called upon the judiciary to look into matters of people whose cases are just fabricated, even some who are in Prison being accused of crimes committee outside. He also said the judiciary should look at cases where prisoners or suspects are tortured by Police as they seek to get information.
Kagina noted that Government is incuring heavy losses on major road projects such as the Entebbe Express highway and the Northern Bypass due to delays to conclude matters that end up in court. She explains that the longer courts take to resolve the matter, the more government loses money to the contractors because of additional charges.
Justice Bart Katureebe observed that independence of the judiciary promotes economic development and ensures justice and equity through a predictability of court decisions that cannot be overruled by a political establishment.
Amongi says that several court orders used in forceful evictions are issued from the desk leaving out a lot of gaps. She cites the issuance of court orders by judicial officers without visiting locations, and taking decisions without hearing from all affected parties.