Cabinet approves new Judiciary structure

H.W Jameson Karemani, the Judiciary Spokesperson (PHOTO: Nile Post) H.W Jameson Karemani, the Judiciary Spokesperson (PHOTO: Nile Post)

 

KAMPALA -- Cabinet has approved the implementation of the revised structure that will see the Judiciary become an autonomous arm of government and among others, the salaries for judges increased by about 40% whereas the Court of Appeal will extend wings to regions.

Whereas Judiciary is the third arm of government, it is currently operating as a government department.

Addressing journalists on Wednesday at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Judiciary spokesperson, Jameson Karemani said the cabinet approved the implementation of the revised structure, establishment, and salaries for judicial officers.

“The Court of Appeal will be decentralized to regions. Construction (of headquarters) has already started in Gulu and Mbarara whereas Fort Portal and Mbale are also soon coming up,” Karemani said.

“We hope that if the new structure is realized, we shall have improved service delivery.”

The Court of Appeal currently sits only in Kampala and all cases for its adjudication are handled from the country’s capital to the detriment of many people.

 

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Published: August 11, 2021

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