At least 15 Members of Parliament attended the engagement in a closed-door interface from the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee visit to the Judiciary Headquarters on Thursday.
The Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny – Dollo, said after the meeting that he discussed with the legislators Judiciary’s key priorities in line with the administration of justice and the desire to take justice closer to the people.
He also said he used the opportunity to rally the MPs to support the Judiciary’s enhanced budget to operationalise the Administration of the Judiciary Act 2020 fully.
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The Parliamentary Committee Chairperson, Jacob Oboth Oboth, said his Committee is committed to supporting Judiciary’s bid for an enhanced budget, among other things.
At the end of the engagement, the Legislators made a tour of the Appellate buildings under construction at the Judiciary headquarters in Kampala.
The Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera, Principal Judge, Dr Flavian Zeija, Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana, and the Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu, took part in the day-long engagement, together with selected members of the Judiciary Senior Management.