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Godi questions delayed judgement

The jailed former Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Hussein Akbar Godi has questioned the delivery of justice in the murder case against him. In a letter dated 4th June 2013, Godi has written to the registrar of the Court of Appeal asking why a ruling has not been delivered on his appeal for six months now. In his letter, he wonders whether the death of one of the judges, Justice Constant Byamugisha who led the panel while hearing his appeal had contributed to the delay in the delivery of judgment. Godi’s appeal was heard on 20th November 2012 but to date the judgment has not been delivered. Other judges on the panel were Justice Steven Kavuma and Justice Remmy Kasule. …

Army welcomes Okot sentence

The army has welcomed the sentence given to private Okot. Private Patrick Okot Odoch was sentenced to 90 years in jail by the General Court Martial sitting in Bombo yesterday after he was found guilty of shooting and killing 10 people near the Bombo army headquarters recently. Speaking to journalists in Kampala the Army Spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda hailed the court’s decision saying it was fair and would serve as a big lesson to others , further having a word of caution to army officers. The public in Bombo Town yesterday expressed mixed reactions to the court sentence.

Butebo candidate disqualified

The Electoral Commission has disqualified one of the candidates vying for the Butebo County seat. Independent candidate, Richard Oseku Oriebo has been deemed ineligible to participate in the by-election to replace former Disaster Preparedness minister, the late Dr. Stephen Malinga, due to his failure to retire from the army where he served at the rank of Sergeant. During a meeting held at the Commission offices today, it was resolved that Oseku did not follow legal procedures to retire from the armed forces before vying for any elective position. The Commission’s spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa has confirmed this. Voters in Butebo County head to the polls tomorrow in a by election, with the Commission having dispatched election kits yesterday to the different …

Speaker tips accountants on corruption

Increased accountability and transparency within the accounting profession can help reduce corruption in the country. The Speaker of parliament is appealed to accountants to do their work in a transparent manner and have good financial records to not only promote their profession but also reduces on government losses. The speaker also condemns the increasing number of masqueraders that have tarnished the name of the accounting profession. Kadaga was speaking at the opening the 2013 small and medium forum organized by professional accountants to support small and medium enterprises. At the the same event, the president of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Uganda Naru Thakkar advised small and medium enterprise owners to always use professional accountants in their business …

More judges approved

  The Parliamentary Appointments Committee chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has today approved more judges to serve in Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. Those approved today include Justices Duncan Gaswaga, Egonda Ntende and Amos Twinomujuni. The three were reportedly approved without facing any resistance from members of the committee because they have the necessary qualifications to serve in their respective offices. Meanwhile Gaswaga is said to have committed himself to fighting delayed delivery of justice as a way of reducing case backlog. He has also promised to restore the lost glory and respect of the courts in the public eye and also promote total independence of the judiciary. Altogether, twenty eight judges have been approved by parliament …