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Monitoring and Evaluation exercise kicks off in Mubende

 

MUBENDE - The Justice, Law and Order Sector team led by the Chief Justice, Hon. Benjamin Odoki on March 4 2013 visited Mubende District Chief Magistrates Court as part of the sector’s monitoring and evaluation exercise to western Uganda.

The team comprised of members of the Leadership and steering Committee as well development partners from the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Denmark and Ireland. Also present were ministers from various JLOS institutions that included Hon. Matia Kasaija (Minister of State for Internal Affairs), Hon. Aston Kajara (Minister of State for Finance) and Hon. Felix Onzima (Minister of State for Lands).

The Chief Justice, on his arrival inspected a guard of honor mounted by the Uganda Police. Thereafter, the team then took a guided tour of the Chief Magistrates court in Mubende, led by the Resident Judge of Mubende, Justice Faith Mwondha.

The Chief Justice in his remarks thanked the people of Mubende for developing the district and keeping the area green. He urged the locals to support the Sector and promised to look into the issues they raised such as shortage of staff, lack of accommodation and inadequate transport facilities for judicial officers.

 

He emphasized the fact that more remand homes needed to be built and further encouraged the locals to freely approach the courts for assistance without fear. He also promised to expedite the deployment another Judge for Mubende as soon as he or she is presented for appointment by the Judicial Service Commission.

 

Later on in the day, the team headed for Kyenjojo district where a ground breaking ceremony for a community justice centre was held near the district local government headquarters. Construction of the community justice centre is expected to start later on this year and when completed will house the Courts, Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions among other service points for JLOS institutions.

 

The Chief Justice in his remarks said that the planned Centre will ensure that suspects are promptly brought to court without delay and that cases of lost or forgotten police files will be greatly minimized or better still eliminated completely. Also present at the ground breaking ceremony was the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Kahinda Otafiire who implored the contractor to ensure that good and credible construction works are carried out so that value for money will be realized by all beneficiaries.

 

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