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Parliament approves additional Shs 31bn for judiciary

Parliament has approved an additional Shs 31.4 billion for the judiciary to among others; cater for the recruitment of judicial officers and procurement of vehicles. 

This followed the adoption of a report on the judiciary policy statement by the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee during plenary chaired by the deputy speaker, Jacob Oulanyah.  

The report was tabled by the committee chairperson and West Budama South MP, Jacob Oboth-Oboth. The judiciary is to receive Shs 151.5 billion in FY 2019/2020 compared to the Shs 127.8 allocated this financial year.  

The additional Shs 20 billion was provided under the development budget to cater for the construction of the Supreme court and Court of Appeal premises. An additional Shs 1.9 billion was also provided to cater for wage shortfalls experienced in FY 2018/2019.

According to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee, the additional funding doesn’t cater for different strategic areas in the judiciary. 

"The judiciary is faced with manpower challenges with staffing levels at 55%. This has put a lot of workload and caseload on the existing man power. Judiciary has planned a recruitment of 100 judicial officers. They include 20 chief magistrates, 49 Grade One magistrates and 31 for appellant court and High court in order to reduce case backlogs. However, these funds are not provided in the budget estimates. In this regard Shs 9 billion is required to recruit 100 judicial officers over the medium term,’’ reads part of the approved committee report.  

Oboth recommended that the judiciary wage bill be adjusted by providing an additional Shs 4.42 billion in FY 2019/2020 to enable recruitment of 50 judicial officers in an effort to reduce case backlog.  

He however, noted that 50 per cent of the additional staff should be High court judges. Also approved is an additional Shs 10 billion out of the required Shs 20 billion to help the judiciary to clear part of an estimated at 40,251 cases backlog.

"This is high and hence the need for resources to clear cases that are 3 years and older from the system through the support to sessions and capacity building,’’ reads the committee report. 

The judiciary is to also get an additional Shs 2 billion to formalize Local Council courts as one of the measures to address the case backlog. This follows the election of new Local Council officials and on-going re-establishment of local council courts. Parliament also approved an additional Shs 10 billion out of the required Shs 62.1 billion for the judiciary to procure vehicles to improve access to justice especially for land cases. 

Oboth informed parliament that the judiciary is challenged in the area of land adjudication characterised by delays, failure to visit the locus, case mismanagement and integrity concerns. He said the institution is expected to fast track land cases where government has an interest, which raises capacity issues. 

The judiciary is also to receive another Shs 5 billion to support innovation in case management.

Comments

+3 #1 Mumonkey 2019-04-26 09:54
This always breaks my heart. All this money earmarked for institutions that have been dead for all this time.

People are suffering and the country dilapidated morally but as long as the status quo is maintained, then there's no problem.
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+2 #2 Lakwena 2019-04-26 12:51
In other words, after the Supreme Court's Age-limit ruling, in favor of the dictator and life president; it is mission accomplish. Hence the the reward.

Oh God where are you?
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0 #3 Akot 2019-04-26 20:03
[The additional Shs 20 billion was provided under the development budget to cater for the construction of the Supreme court and Court of Appeal premises.]

So, parliament is ensuring Ugandans are scared & just go along with Museveni by helping/financing/expanding...supreme court & court of appeal to be ready to handle those who defy Museveni at next fake election?

Museveni has silenced/got rid of lonely opposition leaders & there is non now, not even as opponent to him at next election!

So why would Ugandans vote in mps again to continue legalising harassment-arrest & of those who oppose Museveni, espcially as Ugandans are at peace, just go along & the next fake election is not necessary because Museveni will have no opposition candidate facing him?...
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0 #4 Akot 2019-04-26 20:14
...Ah! Ugandans continue working & handing tax money in peace, even knowing it's used to silence them legally through parliament, court!

As parliament/court are busy ensuring Museveni goes on without opposition, which body is passing bills for: education, subsidising/modernise agriculture, allocating money for job creation/training of the young...?

As UNITY to throw Museveni & the entire system is not what Ugandans will go for, the only decent, safe thing for them to do is; not vote any more, especially not for mps who don't know why they are elected!

Museveni does not need Ugandans to continue legalising his dictatorship; without tribal leaders standing down to give chance to UNITY, the demon is going no where, has already assured his continuity without opposition allowed!...
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0 #5 Akot 2019-04-26 20:22
...Parliament & the Judiciary are ensuring there is no opposition to Museveni, so, why would there be another fake elelction in Museveni's Uganda where it's him & no other to rule?

Amin was more man than Museveni; he closed parliament, military courts tried Ugandans discretely & locked them up/killed them & threw their bodies in Mabira Forest!

Why have Ugandans allowed, helped, continue to help Museveni reduce themselved to NOTHING?

Who will Museveni even be brought to any justice as it's Ugandans themselves doing the dirty work for him?

Why don't Ugandans want to be FREE people in a country that should belong to them & not to migrant Museveni?
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0 #6 Akot 2019-04-26 20:29
Quoting Mumonkey:
This always breaks my heart. All this money earmarked for institutions that have been dead for all this time.

People are suffering and the country dilapidated morally but as long as the status quo is maintained, then there's no problem.


Thanks!

Is there any reason tribal leaders stay in posts to ensure division of Ugandans & let Museveni just go on, while Uganda institutions work for the demon & not for Ugandans?

What if Museveni dissolves the tribalistic system & Reforms the Republic of Uganda to be just a dictator & no logner chief tribal leader as well?
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0 #7 Akot 2019-04-26 20:49
Lakwena, understood, but,

It was not God who brought Museveni to power, but all the other tribes that UNITED against Acholi!

It's the same UNITY needed today & if these tribes still don't want Acholi, then Acholi will have to stay out!

But all the other tribes that brought Museveni in MUST REUNITE to throw him out!

Ugandans are handing over their country formed by tribal lands to Museveni legally, officially, constitutionally!

Ugandans MUST not go for next fake election, especially as there is no opposition leadership, parliament/judiciary are preparing how to handle those who will dare defy Museveni, while the fake election will make Museveni the legitimate only ruler of the counry for life!

Ugandans MUST not vote in mps again; Museveni does not need mps nor parliament, except to blind the outside world of his dictatoship!
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0 #8 Akot 2019-04-26 21:01
[The judiciary is also to receive another Shs 5 billion to support innovation in case management.]

Which means that present handling of opposition leaders & those who defy Museveni is not strong nor decisive enough & MUST be upgraded so that no one ever dares defy the Ugandan god!

Where did Uganda educated learn to defend, protect demon Museveni, keep him in power legally/constitutionally for life & they do it so well through parliament/judiciary?

Would this be so if Museveni was from a tribal land in the country?

Please Ugandans, do not go for any election any more as this will save every body form the trap Museveni is laying for ALL, especially as there will be no turning back because it's Ugandans themselves handing over complete control of their country fromed by tribal lands, to the demon!
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0 #9 Kirya 2019-04-28 01:50
These useless thugs do not deserve an increase.

They do not know the law or are not willing to learn. They corrupt to the core!!
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