Law society boss affirms need for more judges

By Sania Babirye
The Uganda Law society has also added its voice to that of the chief justice to have enough judges and Magistrates appointed in all districts by government if the increasing case backlog is to be tackled .

The President of Uganda Law Society, Simon Peter Kinobe has made the call while speaking at the launch of the 2019 New Law Year at the High court headquarters in Kampala.

Both Kinobe and Justice Bart Katureebe have expressed concern that the recent move by the Public service commission to ban the appointment of new judges and magistrates is affecting the proper and timely dispensation of justice since the judiciary is still struggling with few judges and Magistrates in relation to the many increasing cases received.

These two are in agreement that since government saw it fit to have a legal officer at every level from local council one (LC1) then appointing new judges and Magistrates us not an option but a necessity.

The new lawyer launch has been presided over by Vice-president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi who has among other new innovation by the judiciary launched a Mobile money platform where court fees can now be paid.

Others key officials in attendance included who attended included gormer premier Patrick Amama Mbabazi , UPC’s Jimmy Akena and DP’s Kawanga Ssemogerere.