By Sandra Tumwekwase
Bart Katureebe, Uganda’s chief justice has today June 25, 2018 revealed that judiciary is not usually taken as a priority in Uganda when government is planning and budgeting.
Speaking at an open court day at Bushenyi district headquarters, he noted that little resources are allocated to the judiciary though they have a lot of work to accomplish a fact that delays cases in courts.
He further explained that high court is expected to have 90 judges but instead it has 52 because there is no money under the ministry of justice and constitution to employ more.
He thus called upon Members of Parliament to fight for judges so that the people they represent in parliament can get justice.
He advised the public that if corruption in the justice of this nation is to come to an end, it must begin from the grassroot.He added that if they encounter any one corrupt in the course of seeking justice, they should report.
Jaffari Bassajabalaba the Bushenyi district chairman asked the chief justice to lobby for them a remand home because taking the juveniles to Fort portal and other areas is costly.
He noted that if the central government is ready to put up these structures, Bushenyi as a local government is going to provide land where to construct them.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website