A statement from the Judicial Service Commission indicates that the appointments are a result of the ongoing recruitment of judicial officers at various levels. According to the statement, the appointments will enhance the capacity of the High Court to expeditiously dispose of cases and tackle the case backlog in the justice system.
According to Mabirizi he had obtained a temporary injuction from the Commercial Court Registrar stopping a Landlord from evicting him but in the process, Justice Madrama then a commercial court Judge directed him and the Landlord to settle their issues out of Court.
In another separate petition concerning Justice Richard Buteera, Mabirizi says he doesn't have any issue with his integrity, but the Supreme Court Judge was appointed to a position that has not been vacant.
Mabirizi accuses Justice Ssekaana of misconduct and incompetence. This stems from the manner in which he handled a case challenging the appointment of Justice Simon Byabakama as the chairman of the Electoral Commission without resigning as a Justice of the Court of Appeal.
Justice Bart Katureebe is set to retire on June 20th 2020 having reached the mandatory retirement age 70 years. The Chief Justice is the head of Judiciary and is responsible for the administration and supervision of all courts in Uganda.
The system that was developed with the help of Strengthening Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Response Technical Advisory Facility –SUGAR TAF will enable court clients to register complaints wherever they are using their phones.
Members of the Judicial Service Commission-JSC have urged the public to demand for creation of Magisterial Areas in all the districts and regional Appeal Hubs to handle cases instead of travelling long distances to Kampala.
Kadagas directive stems from a petition presented to the Appointments Committee today, by Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebagala, questioning the recent appointments of members of the Judicial Service Commission JSC.
Speaking to journalists shortly after being approved by Parliaments Appointments Committee today, one of the members, former Sheema Woman MP Rosemary Nyakikongoro, says the debate should focus on Uganda losing key judicial officers when they are still needed in the system.
President Yoweri Museveni has finally named High Court Judge Benjamin Isingoma Kabiito as the new chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission--JSC. The appointment comes six months after the term of the old commission expired.
The Ugandan Constitution stipulates a four-year term contract which is subject to a one time renewal. However, Ogoola, who was first sworn in as the Chairman of the Commission in February 2012 is not eligible for a reappointment after clocking the mandatory retirement age of 70.
The Judiciary has carried out massive transfers that will affect 105 lower judicial officers, a move aimed at enhancing effective delivery of judicial services in the country. The judicial officers affected are of the ranks of assistant registrars, chief magistrates, magistrates Grade One and Two.
In a unanimous judgment, the three justices of the court; Remmy Kasule, Solomy Balungi Bbosa and Richard Butera held that the JSC did not accord justice Choudry an opportunity to defend himself against the complaint filed by the Uganda Law Society (ULS). The justices ruled that the omission was against the rules of natural justice.