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JLOS House Construction Designs Approved

Members of the JLOS Leadership and Steering Committee at a recently concluded retreat held at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel in Lweeza on February 28 2014. (PHOTO: Edgar Kuhimbisa/JLOS Media) Members of the JLOS Leadership and Steering Committee at a recently concluded retreat held at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel in Lweeza on February 28 2014. (PHOTO: Edgar Kuhimbisa/JLOS Media)

 

LWEEZA - The Joint JLOS Leadership and Steering Committee retreat held on February 28, 2014 at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel approved the proposed designs of the JLOS House Complex. These include detailed designs of the JLOS House towers, detailed designs of the proposed appellate courts and detailed designs of the proposed Uganda Police headquarters. The JLOS House project is a multi-million dollar complex that when complete will provide accommodation for a number of JLOS institutions to a tune of 80,000 square meters of office space. The project is expected to be financed and developed using the Build-Own-Operate and Transfer Model under the Public-Private Partnership arrangement.

 

The JLOS House project will go a long way in solving the current institutional challenges of accommodation and is also expected to drive improvement of public service delivery especially in the domain of administration of justice and the rule of law. This will be achieved through systematic integration and sharing of services and facilities and use of cutting edge technology to improve business processes through utilization of e-justice platforms.

During the retreat, it was also resolved that the JLOS leadership actively participates in monitoring sector projects and programs – both at institutional and sector level. In this regard, a joint JLOS leadership monitoring and evaluation visit to South Western Uganda as been scheduled to take place in April 2014.

In tandem with JLOS’ goal of enhancing access to justice, the JLOS leadership resolved to support construction of justice centres in the districts Nwoya and Mityana. Justice Centres are built on the model of shared JLOS services in a single building complex making access to justice faster. The proposed justice centres will each house a court, Police station and DPP Office. Relately, the sector also committed to support the development and implementation of a strategy for recruitment, discipline and training of judicial officers as well as training of justices of appellate courts in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), judgement writing, case management and communication.

Other critical sector activities approved for funding and implementation in FY 2013/14 during the retreat include; Construction of female cells at LDC Court; Support to plea bargaining project task force; Support to recruitment and training of warders and last but not least, support to implementation of the Transitional Justice Policy

 

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JLOS House Project Brief

 

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