We need funding: Judiciary appeals

Judiciary Deputy Spokesperson Araali Muhirwa
Judiciary Deputy Spokesperson Araali Muhirwa

The work of the Judiciary is being crippled by lack of funding.

The Institution’s Deputy Spokesperson Alaari Muhiirwa says the lack of funding will cause delays in the hearing of cases thus increasing the backlog.

He said the money in question enables them to among other things facilitate movement of witnesses from various places.

Araali also confirmed that most of the cases will be stayed until government provides them with the funds.

The Anti-Corruption Court today adjourned the case against the former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Public Service Jimmy Rwamafah and 8 others on grounds that there were no funds to hear the cases.

Meanwhile, the fight against corruption continue to rage on in the Judiciary.

Two more magistrates have been dismissed from the judiciary over involvement in corruption.

The affected officials are Kapkyorwa Chief Magistrate Joshua Maruku and Grade One Magistrate at Mpigi Magistrate’s Court Gerald Sekajja.

Two others on interdiction are Hassan Mulindwa, a Grade Two Magistrate in Fort Portal and Charles Wako a grade one magistrate at Gulu magistrate’s court.

The duo has been ordered to hand over offices until investigations against them are complete.

According to the Judiciary Deputy Spokesperson Araali Muhirwa, they were interdicted on Friday by Judicial Service Commission.