Breaking

Chief Justice Roots for Small Claims Procedure

Lillian Buchana the Court Registrar in Charge of SCP says that last year, more than 3,000 cases were solved under the small claims procedure. She says that plans are underway to extend the programme to all parts of the country.
06 Sep 2018 20:02
Chief Justice Katureebe Speaking as Justice Olive Kazaarwe Looks On.

Audio 2

The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has asked citizens to embrace the small claims procedure, a program that was set up to solve cases whose claims are below 10 million Shillings.    

Katureebe noted that most vulnerable people such as women earn a low income and are not supposed to involve lawyers because they are expensive to hire. 

//Cue in: “Now this is…

Cue out: …insult to injury”.//

Katureebe was on Thursday speaking at the launch of SCP programme at Law Development Centre Court. 

Small claims procedure courts operate under the magistrate courts and do not require the involvement of the lawyers. Specifically, it works on matters arising out of supply of goods, debts and rent.

The affected persons represent themselves and receive judgment in not more than 30 days of filing the complaint. The small claims procedure was started in 2012 for purposes of reducing case backlog. It currently operates in 26 gazetted courts.

Lillian Buchana the Court Registrar in Charge of SCP says that last year, more than 3,000 cases were solved under the small claims procedure. She says that plans are underway to extend the programme to all parts of the country.

According to the 2017, Small Claims Procedure performance and activity report more than 8 billion had been recovered.

Images 1

Keywords

Entities