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WINNERS: 2018 JLOS Recognition Awards

 

1. The JLOS Excellence Award (2018)

Awarded to the LEGAL AID PROJECT OF THE UGANDA LAW SOCIETY for its highly successful legal aid service model that has delivered results in access to justice for the poor and vulnerable. Efforts of the legal aid project have greatly contributed to the Sector’s access to justice initiatives.

Awarded to CPL. NNALONGO ALICE NAKKANDI from the Uganda Police Traffic Department. Cpl. Nakkandi’s boundless energy, dedication and resilience in the execution of her duties – specifically in traffic control and management in Bugolobi is highly appreciated and recognized.

 

2. The JLOS Customer Service Award (2017)

Awarded to the UGANDA REGISTRATION SERVICES BUREAU in recognition of its award winning and nationally acclaimed customer relationship management program.

URSB’s accomplishments in the area of customer service excellence exemplified by fully functioning call center and vibrant social media platforms which distinguish URSB's commitment to excellent customer service pivotal to Access to Justice. URSB continues to creatively engage with its clientele through people-oriented services that have transformed the Bureau into a key player and benchmark in efficient and effective service delivery.

 

3. The JLOS Innovation Award (2018)

Awarded to the JLOS PUBLICITY COMMITTEE for its innovative and creative approach to citizen engagement and outreach through the “ROAD TRIP” model. “Road trips” by the JLOS Publicity Committee have created an environment of feedback and engagement between duty bearers and the public across the country. This has contributed to improved service delivery and increased accountability.

 

4. The JLOS Human Rights Defender Award (2018)

Awarded to PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS in recognition of its role in championing observance and promotion of human rights in the country.

 

5. The JLOS Public Affairs and Media Relations Award (2017)

Awarded to the JUDICIARY that continues to carry out extensive public sensitization campaigns across the country through barazas, radio talkshows and open days on issues of plea-bargaining, Small claims procedures and other access to Justice issues. The Judiciary has during these sensitization campaigns partnered with other JLOS institutions as a demonstration of the sector-wide approach to access to justice.   Efforts of the Judiciary to reach out to the public are yielding fruits in positively changing negative perceptions about the Judiciary and the Sector in the public domain.

 

6. The JLOS Milestone Achievement Award (2017)

Jointly awarded to the DIRECTORATE OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMMIGRATION CONTROL and the UGANDA REGISTRATION SERVICES BUREAU in recognition of their record breaking reduction of lead times in delivery of services – specifically in registration of a new business and issuance of passports respectively. 

 

7. The JLOS Partnership and Collaboration Award (2018)

Awarded to the AFRICAN PRISONS PROJECT in recognition of its contribution to prisoner reform the Uganda Prisons Service and rehabilitation of former prisoners into responsible citizens. The Justice, Law and Order Sector celebrates African Prisons Project’s strong partnership in prisoner reform.

 

8. The JLOS DCC of the Year Award (2018)

Awarded to KABALE DISTRICT CHAIN-LINK COMMITTEE in recognition of its contribution to effective coordination of sector programs in Kabale district. Kabale DCC has been effective in public engagement efforts through low cost methods such as market outreach session and other engagement forums. This has strengthened implementation of sector activities in Kabale and has contributed to the positive JLOS brand image and public confidence in JLOS Services. 

 

9. The JLOS Long Service Award (2018)

Awarded to Mr. AMOS NGOLOBE in recognition of his long and steadfast service and contribution to the Justice, Law and Order Sector as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and a member of several JLOS management structures. 

 

10. The JLOS Distinguished Service Award (2018)

Awarded to Hon. Justice Dr. YOROKAMU BAMWINE in recognition of his outstanding and distinguished service to the Justice, Law and Order Sector as Principal judge.

As a long serving member of the JLOS Leadership Committee, Justice Bamwine has been at the forefront of sector reforms over the years specifically in conceptualization and promotion of the award winning plea bargaining program and Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms (ADR).

We celebrate his incredible service and contribution to the Judiciary, to the Justice, Law and Order Sector and to the Government of the Republic of Uganda.

 

For more information on the JLOS Recognition awards or inquiries, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +256 772 741057

 

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The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) will on October 4, 2018 hold its 2017/2018 edition of the JLOS Recognition Awards Ceremony on the sidelines of the 23rd Annual Government of Uganda and Development Partners Sector Review. The Annual JLOS Recognition Awards are a highly visible component of the Sector’s goal of setting standards of excellence in the administration of Justice and the rule of law by honoring and recognizing the efforts and achievements of individuals and institutions.  The JLOS Recognition Awards are designed for recognition of individuals and institutions that have demonstrated exceptional good performance in the administration of justice and the rule in the period between July 2017 and June 2018.  

 

Eligibility

The 2017/2018 JLOS Recognition awards are open to all JLOS institutions, officials within JLOS member institutions and partners of the sector in the civil service (MDAs and LGs), civil society, academia, private sector, the general public and the media.

 

Call for nominations

Nominations are hereby requested for deserving institutions or persons in the awards categories described below. To nominate an institution or individual for a given award, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state the individual or institution / agency / organization you are nominating in a particular category and briefly state reason(s) (for the nomination) in not more 100 words. For more information, call +256 772 741057. 

NOTE

• The 2017/2018 JLOS Recognition awards specifically focus on milestones, achievements and performance in the period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

• Deadline for receiving nominations: 21st  September 2018 

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

1. Excellence Award

This award recognizes high quality and excellent work with significant importance or impact to the Justice, Law and Order Sector, or the consistency of high quality work performed over the period 2017/18.  This award recognizes efforts by institutions and individuals to do excellent work while maintaining efficiency and in meeting and achieving sector goals and objectives.

Award recipient: Institution / Individual

 

2. Innovation Award

For institutions, organizations or persons that value creativity, this category is designed to reward institutions and individuals who have provided a new idea to improve work practices, efficiency, quality of services, or advance the goals and mission of the Justice, Law and Order Sector.  

To qualify for this award, the innovative idea presented must have been adopted and implemented by a given JLOS institution with proven value added in the administration of justice and the rule of law.   

Award recipient: Institution / Individual

 

3. Customer Service Award

This award is designed to recognize service that consistently goes above and beyond to meet the needs and expectations of customers/clients in the Justice, Law and Order Sector.  

This award recognizes the ability of JLOS institutions to provide the best services to the public; providing excellent knowledge and information to the public about the institution/department; and commitment to working expeditiously to resolve customer complaints/situations creatively.

Award recipient: Institution

 

4. Human Rights Defender Award

This category is designed to award persons that have exemplified excellence in championing the cause of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in society.  This award seeks to recognize efforts of individuals who selflessly reach out to advocate for the needs of marginalized or vulnerable groups through provision of legal aid, financial aid or publicity. 

Award recipient: Individual 

 

5. Milestone Achievement Award

This award is for recognizing individuals or teams within JLOS institutions that have met a specific and measurable goal that is above and beyond what may be in a performance plan or is typically expected in a given financial year. 

This category is also designed to recognize an individual or team that breaks a standing institutional record that relates to the institution’s mission.  The record should be clearly defined.  

 Award recipient: Institution / Institution

 

6. Public Affairs and Media Relations Award

This category is designed to recognize JLOS institutions / officials in the sector that excel in matters of public and media relations through implementation of effective publicity strategies and programs. This award is given to institutions or individuals within the Sector institutions that have successfully and positively changed public opinion and perceptions through media campaigns and citizen engagement using various media platforms.

Award recipient: Institution / Individual 

 

7. Media Reporting Award

This award recognizes individuals in the media fraternity who have developed programs or content that have marketed and considerably improved the profile of a JLOS member institution, or a sector program/initiative on a given media platform (print, online or electronic).

Award recipient: Individual 

 

8. Partnership and Collaboration Award

This award recognizes an entity or organization (government and non-government) outside the Justice, Law and Order Sector that has demonstrated outstanding partnership, cooperation and collaboration with a JLOS institution or the sector as a whole in the implementation of activities or programs that greatly contribute to the administration of justice and the rule of law. 

Award recipient:  Institution

 

9. DCC of the Year Award

Recognizing the core importance and role of the District Chain Linked Committees (DCCs) in the administration of justice and the rule of law, this award specifically seeks to recognize the excellent efforts of DCCs across the country for their outstanding performance in areas of coordination of sector business at district level, public engagement and accountability.

Award recipient: District Chain-link Committee (DCC)

 

10. Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have diligently and faithfully served within the Justice, Law and Order Sector or in the legal fraternity (both in the civil and private practice) for a considerable period of time – within which they have greatly contributed to the achievement of Sector goals and objectives. 

Award recipient: Individual

 

For more information on the JLOS Recognition awards or inquiries, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +256 772 741057

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The Justice, Law and Order held the 2015 JLOS Recognition Awards Ceremony on October  15 2015 on the sidelines of the 20th Annual JLOS Review Conference. . The awards are a highly visible component of the Sector’s goal of setting standards of excellence in the administration of Justice and the rule of law by honoring and recognizing the efforts and achievements of individuals and institutions.


Below are the 2015 JLOS Recognition Award recipients.


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Hon. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima (RIP)

Ms. Joan Namazzi Kagezi (RIP)

 

INNOVATION AWARD

Uganda Prisons Service (Offender Rehabilitation Program)

Judiciary and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (Plea-bargaining Program)

 

EXCELLENCE AWARD

National Community Service Program (Ministry of Internal Affairs)

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The Justice, Law and Order Sector has honored the late Ms. Joan Kagezi and the late Hon. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima for their distinguished service to the Sector. The pair were jointly awarded the Distinguished Service Award during the 20th Annual JLOS Review held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala.

 

CITATION FOR GEN. ARONDA NYAKAIRIMA

Hon. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima was a Ugandan army officer who served in the cabinet of Uganda as Minister of internal affairs from 2013 until his death on September 12th 2015. Previously, he served as the chief of defense forces in the Uganda People's Defense Forces from 2003 to 2013.
Hon. General Aronda Nyakairima was born on July 7th 1959 in Rukungiri District, south Western Uganda. He had a long and illustrious career in the Uganda military stretching from 1982 when he joined the National Resistance Army at a tender age of 23.

In 2003, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima was appointed the Commander of the UPDF. He also represented the Uganda People’s Defence Forces in the Ugandan Parliament.

On May 23 2015, Gen. Nyakairima was appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Internal Affairs overseeing critical government entities such as the Uganda Police, Uganda Prisons Service and the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control. As the coordinator of the National identification Program, the Late Hon. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima’s role was central in ensuring that Ugandan’s for the first time in their history possessed national cards as a form of identification.

The Late Hon. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima was also at the forefront of JLOS reforms in the sector’s Seventeen (17) member institutions in his capacity as the Minister of Internal Affairs and a member of the JLOS Leadership Committee. He will particularly be remembered for his pivotal role in the introduction and implementation of the National citizenship register and an ardent supporter and champion of the JLOS House project.

Gen. Aronda Nyakairima – a national treasure and a JLOS Hero who served our beloved country with dedication, distinction and patriotism. His great contribution to the administration of justice and the rule of law in Uganda will forever be remembered, treasured and cherished.

#CITATION FOR JOAN KAGEZI

Joan Kagezi was born on 14th July, 1967 in Rakai District Central Uganda. From 1987 to 1990, she attended Makerere University where she obtained a Bachelors in Laws and in June 1992, a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. In May 1994, she was appointed as a State Attorney under the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. On 11th February, 2002, she was promoted to the position of Senior Principal State Attorney by the Public Service Commission.
On March 30th 2015, Ms Joan Kagezi was shot dead in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb on her way home. The Late Joan Kagezi was at the time of her death a Senior Principal State Attorney and Acting Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions in charge of War Crimes Section.
The Late Joan Kagezi was unflinching and uncompromising in her dedication to ensuring justice prevails. This was exhibited in her tireless efforts to prosecute cases relating to terrorism, war crimes, and human trafficking while at the International War Crimes Division of the High Court.  The Justice, Law and Order Sector celebrates Ms. Kagezi’s immense contribution to transitional justice policy and strategy formulation as a member of the JLOS Transitional Justice Working Group. Through this cause, Joan was relentless in ensuring the perpetrators of crimes against humanity in Uganda face the full force of the law and that justice is served to the victims.

Today, the Justice, Law and Order Sector is proud to honor her memory and legacy for her distinguished and exceptional service to this country in ensuring justice prevails in our society.

Her murderers through their evil act may have rid this nation of an exceptional human being in Ms. Joan Kagezi’s but her legacy and contribution to justice and the rule of law in Uganda will forever remain with us, etched in our memory and inspiring many in the fight for justice.

 

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Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:04

JLOS Recognition Awards 2014

 

The Justice, Law and Order Sector on October 30, 2014 awarded the prestigious and inaugural JLOS Recognition Award (JRA) to various individuals for their outstanding service. These included former Minister of Internal affairs, Hon. Hilary Onek, Justice, Henry Peter Adonyo, Justice Richard Buteera, Justice Asaph Ruhinda Ntengye, His Worship Gadenya Paul Wolimbwa, Mrs Christine Guwatudde Kintu, Mr. Ernest Bafaki, Mr. George Kasajja and Mrs Josephine Onya Wasike. The award ceremony was presided over by the Ag. chief Justice, Justice Stephen Kavuma. Also present were various heads of JLOS institutions and members of JLOS structures that included the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Kahinda Otafiire, Minister of state for Labor , Hon. Rukutana, Minister of state for Internal Affairs, Hon. James Baba, the Principal Judge, Justice Yorokamu Bamwine and the Chairperson of the JLOS Development Partners Group, H.E Urban Anderson, ambassador of Sweden to Uganda.

The JLOS Recognition Award is given to individuals for their outstanding public service in the delivery of justice and the advancement/promotion of the rule of law in Uganda.


List of the JLOS Recognition Awards (2014) recipients

Hon. Eng. Hillary Onek. - Former Minister of Internal Affairs and member of the JLOS Leadership Committee (2011 – 2013)

Justice Richard Buteera – Former Director of Public Prosecutions, alternate chairperson, JLOS Steering Committee and historical founding member of the Justice, Law and Order Sector (1999 – 2013)

Mrs Christine Guwatudde Kintu – Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development and member of the JLOS Steering Committee (2011 – 2013)

Justice Asaph Ruhinda Ntengye. Former Ag. Chief Registrar, Courts of Judicature and Chairperson of the JLOS Budget Working Group (2012 – 2014)

Justice Henry Peter Adonyo. Former Ag. Chief Registrar of the High Court, chairperson of JLOS Technical Committee and historical founding member of the Justice, Law and Order Sector (1999 -2012)

His Worship Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa - Currently the Chief Registrar Courts of Judicature and former Senior Technical Advisor at the Justice, Law and Order Sector Secretariat (2009 – 2014).

Mr. Bafaki K. Ernest “ish’abalongo” – Retired civil servant, former Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and chairperson of the JLOS Budget Working Group (2005 – 2012)

Mrs. Josephine Wasike Onya - Former Under-Secretary Ministry of Internal Affairs, and chairperson of the JLOS Technical Committee (2012 – 2013)

George Kasajja - Retired civil servant, former Under-Secretary at the Directorate of Public Prosecutions and member of the JLOS Budget Working Group (2009 – 2014)

 

IN PICTURES: JLOS Recognition Awards 2014



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