Statement on Nordic Day (2016)
The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) extends its congratulations to the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Denmark, Sweden and the Kingdom of Norway as they commemorate the Nordic Day. We also take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the Nordic countries for their support to the promotion of the rule of law, access to justice and respect for human rights in Uganda through support to the Justice, Law and Order Sector’s Third Strategic Investment Plan (SIP III).
The support of the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Denmark and Sweden has contributed to the reduction in congestion in prisons, improvement in court infrastructure, strengthening capacity of judicial officers. The support has also improved the climate of doing business thus creating a conducive environment for investment, economic growth and overall development. Particular regard is given to support to construction of JLOS service points across the country that has provided improved working conditions for JLOS staff, easy access to JLOS services especially for the poor, vulnerable and marginalized.
The support has also enabled the sector provide tools, equipment and training for its personnel to enhance their performance and improve the quality of service.
JLOS looks forward to a continuing and fruitful partnership in implementing the JLOS Third Strategic Investment Plan (SIP III) to strengthen the delivery of justice services, improve human rights and accountability with a view of promoting justice for all and building a world that respects the rule of law.
Published: May 27, 2016