Chief Justice Dollo Presents Judiciary Annual Performance Report, Wants Judiciary Budget Increased

The Chief Justice of Uganda Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny – Dollo has asked government to increase the budget for the Judiciary as well as security for judicial officers.

Justice Owiny Dollo made the request while presenting the Judiciary Annual Performance Report for the Financial Year 2020/21 at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday where he said that low budget has compounded the Judiciary’s capacity to dispose off a number of cases due to the inadequate number of judicial officers.

He also noted that there is a need for enhancement of human and material resources to tackle the challenge of case backlog, which stands at 32% and also more vehicles should be procured for Judicial officers across the Courts especially in hard-to-reach areas and marine vessels are also needed for courts on Islands of Koome, Buvuma and Kalangala.

The Chief Justice explained that due to inadequate funding and staffing of the Judiciary there is an increase of case backlog at all Court levels and also called for security increase for judicial officers since security threats have been a long-standing challenge for the Judiciary.

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