The Judiciary has launched the construction of both the Supreme
Court and Court of Appeal at the High Court in Kampala. Construction of
the two courts will cost 63.9 billion Shillings.
The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe said that the seven storied twin
building once completed will enable a conducive environment for the justices to
operate. According to the design, the Court of Appeal will have 20 Chambers for
Justices, five Board rooms, four court halls, three registries, and three
chambers for the registrars and cells for suspects.
The Supreme Court building will on the other hand house 12 chambers for
Justices, three Court halls, three Chambers for Registrars, three Registries
among others. It will also have facilities such as the Gym for Judges only and
restaurants which will be used by the general public, facilities for breastfeeding
mothers, internet cafe, business centres, security services and ramps to cater
for easy movement of the people with disabilities.
The Judiciary has been spending six
billion shillings in rent on both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal at TWED
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Initially, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals were supposed to
be housed at the Justice Law and Order Sector-JLOS building at Naguru. The JLOS
offices are expected to be a one-stop centre for all players in the sector.
However, Katureebe says that the proposal was rejected because it was to bring
a lot of pressure on the judiciary since it was to be constructed under
the Private Partnership arrangement which he was against.
The construction will be undertaken by Seyani Brothers Construction Uganda Limited.