By Nelson Twinamatsiko and Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Judges and magistrates have laid down their tools and announced indefinite sit down strike starting tomorrow August 25,2017 in protest of what they call government’s failure to cater for their welfare.
Godfrey Kaweesa; the president of Uganda Judicial Officers Association who is also chief magistrate for Iganga magisterial area, has confirmed to www.mknewslink.com news website that with effect from tomorrow, all courts will close business until further notice.
Kaweesa added that all judiciary vehicles, office keys and all properties that belong to judiciary have been handed over to government.
All judicial officers; including grade one ,Two magistrate, court registrars, High court judges, court of Appeal judges and supreme court judges will participate in the strike.
In July this year all court prosecutors under their umbrella; Uganda Association of Prosecutors (UAP) staged a two week sit down strike in a protest of poor salaries.
One of the judicial officers who preferred anonymity confirmed to this website that they are paid miserably ranging from shs.700, 000/=to sh.5,000,000.