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JSC Registers Complaints Against Judicial Officers

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.
Norah Matovu (c) chairperson Disciplinary Committe Judicial Service Commission speaking during the two days camp in Arua Town

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The Judicial Service Commission-JSC has started registering complaints against judicial officers.

JSC is a constitutional body established under Article 146 of the constitution, whose mandate is to recruit judicial officers and regulate their conduct.

The JSC disciplinary committee led by Norah Matovu, the chairperson is currently in Arua to sensitize the public and register complaints from the public about misconduct of judicial officers.

On the first day of interaction with residents of Arua town on Tuesday, Matovu urged the public to be vigilant and report judicial officers engaged in corruption. She says that after receiving the complaints from other parts of the country, the cases will be investigated and later take disciplinary action against errant officers. 

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Rose Mary Nyakikongoro, a member of the JSC Disciplinary committee, says members of the public should make use of the commission's suggestion boxes at all district headquarters in case they are unable to reach the commission headquarters.

Nyakikongoro appealed to the public to task their leaders to demand for more judges and magisterial areas to reduce on the case backlog. She says that it is unfortunate that people demand for creation of new districts and other administrative units but forget to demand for judicial officers.

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Last week, the JSC received 100 complaints from residents against judicial officers.

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