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Chief justice expresses need for magistrates

By : Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

The Chief Justice of Uganda, Alfonse Owiny Dollo has revealed that there’s a need for over 2,000 magistrates and over 150 judges in order to solve the problem of case backlog in courts of law.

The Chief Justice made the remarks while opening a two-week induction of 17 judges that have been elevated to the High Court. The event took place at the Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe on Wednesday.

He also warned lazy and corrupt judicial officers to quit if they are not willing to perform their duties in the existing environment.

The Principal Judge Dr Flavian Zeija in his speech read by the High Court judge Musa Ssekaana, said our collective prime responsibility is to dispense the justice needs of the people in our respective boundaries of service, in accordance with the law.