Nateete and Buganda Road Courts' interventions to curb COVID-19

Marked seats at Nateete Magistrates Court Marked seats at Nateete Magistrates Court


As one of the measures to curb the spread of Corvid-19 in courtrooms, the Nateete/Rubaga Magistrate’s Court has labeled court seats in conformity with guidelines issued by H.E The President, the Chief Justice and Ministry of Health to curb the spread of Corvid-19.


The head of station, HW Timothy Lumunye said the new arrangements were reached following consultations with the Judiciary members on the National Technical Corona Response Taskforce.


He said, “we have labeled the courtroom seats, using masking tape, in order to comply with the directive by H.E The Republic of Uganda, the Hon. the Chief Justice and the Ministry of Health observing social distance to avoid the spread of Corvid-19 at all courts.”


The Judiciary Public Relations Officer and member of the National Technical Corona Response Taskforce, HW Jamson Karemani, said this initiative will reduce congestion in courtrooms since the number of court users that can fit on the marked seats will be the only ones allowed in the courtrooms.


Ms Maureen Kasande, the Under Secretary and also member of the National Technical Corona Response Taskforce urges court staff to guide court users so that they observe the new regulations. Court orderlies have been equally implored to restrict court users attending court sittings.


Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has put in place similar measures have to ensure safety of court users as well as court staff.


These measures have been adopted alongside mandatory hand washing at the courts.


The Taskforce members are now encouraging all courts to mark courtroom seats to avoid overcrowding.



Published: April 18, 2020



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