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Museveni opens 22nd Judges Conference

President Museveni (right) greets Chief Justice Bart Katureebe (3rd right) and Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo (2nd left) in Kampala yesterday. Looking on is Justice minister Ephraim Kamuntu (left) and Mr Basil Hamadeh, the general manager of Mestil Hotel (2nd right) (PHOTO: Daily Monitor) President Museveni (right) greets Chief Justice Bart Katureebe (3rd right) and Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo (2nd left) in Kampala yesterday. Looking on is Justice minister Ephraim Kamuntu (left) and Mr Basil Hamadeh, the general manager of Mestil Hotel (2nd right) (PHOTO: Daily Monitor)

Five months after Government doubled judicial officers’ pay, President Museveni has once again promised to raise the salaries and other benefits for judges in order “to get them out of temptation,” of engaging in corruption deals and delaying justice.

The President assured judicial officers at all levels that their salary enhancement will continue until the comparable international standard is reached, adding that the “institution of Judiciary has a unique role of peacemaking in society.’’

 

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Published: January 29, 2020