Judiciary Deploys 161 Newly Recruited Judicial Officers, Transfers 44 Others

While communicating the deployments and transfers, the Chief Registrar observed that the deployments are intended to bring about efficiency and effectiveness in the administration of justice.

The Judiciary Tuesday announced that  5 Acting Deputy Registrars, 4 Acting Assistant Registrars, 40 Acting Chief Magistrates, 10 Acting Senior Principal Magistrates Grade One, 20 Acting Principal Magistrates Grade One, 30 Acting Senior Magistrates Grade One and 52 Magistrates Grade One have been deployed to different work stations.

According to HW Sarah Langa Siu, Chief Registrar, 52 Magistrates Grade One, 45 are on probation while 6 are in acting position – the deployments, she said are with immediate effect.

The Chief Registrar also transferred Four Deputy Registrars, 13 Chief Magistrates and 27 Magistrates Grade One which changes will be effective July 25, 2022.

She explained that the Judicial Officers in acting capacity will be assessed after one year for confirmation based on the satisfaction of the duties and responsibilities and the set Key Performing Indicators (KPI’s) which include among others, disposal of 400 cases for Acting Registrars; 600 for Acting Chief Magistrates; 400 for Acting Senior Principal, Principal and Senior Magistrate Grade ones and 300 cases for new Magistrates Grade One.

Service with integrity, zero tolerance to corruption and improvement of improvement of the Judiciary image are other parameters in the KPI’s. Magistrates Grade One deployed in Chambers of Justices and Judges have also been given specific KPI’s.

The deployments have seen areas like Kajjansi, Amuru, Kiruhura, Katakwi, Buhweju, Rakai, Kisoro, Dokolo, Mayuge, Kiryandongo and Sironko getting resident Chief Magistrates for the first time.

Stations with heavy caseload at Chief Magistrates level like Nakawa and Mengo will have two Chief Magistrates. In a first of its kind, Mukuuto and Namungalwe sub-counties in Iganga District and Buvuma Island have equally got Magistrates Grade One.

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