Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo has called upon the newly sworn-in judicial officers to uphold the judicial oath and dispense Justice fairly and timely.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony of 85 Judicial officers at High Court in Kampala (Judiciary headquarters), Dollo noted that this appointment is timely in the judiciary’s transformation journey and the increasing staff number will facilitate the fulfilment of their mandate.
“I call upon you to always serve with utmost humilty and integrity and make upright decisions without fear, favour, malice, compassion, affection, discrimination or il-will. I have no doubt that you are all persons of high moral standing and that you have what it takes to drive the Judiciary along a veracious path to its desired destination,” Dollo addressed the new staff.
In addition to the judicial oath, Dollo emphasized that its also key to observe impartiality, integrity, propriety and equality.
“I note, unfortunately, that despite the above well-known cardinals of the law, we have been grappling with issues of perceived and actual corruption, delayed Justice, absenteeism, laziness and many other vices and cases of indiscipline involving Judicial Oficers. This is not only a perversion of justice, it is a breach of the Judicial Code of Conduct and an evasion of God’s call,” he added.
Some of the newly sworn on officers at Judiciary headquarters.
The Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa, called upon all the new staff to work hard and deligently so as to guard their positions through serving with integrity.
Among the newly sworn in officers are; 5 Deputy Registrars, 4 Assistant Registrars, 40 Chief Magistrates; 10 Senior Principal Magistrates Grade One, 20 Principal Magistrates Grade One, 53 Magistrates Grade Ones and 30 Senior Magistrates Grade One.