Judicial officers on strike over welfare issues

By Ruth Anderah:

All Judicial officers will today stay away from court rooms following last evening’s announcement by the association leadership, citing unresolved welfare issues by government.

According to the president of Uganda Judicial Officers Association Godfrey Kaweesa, the government has not come out with a clear plan to address their welfare issues as agreed a month ago, prompting them to strike.

The five key issues areas that the more than 400 judicial officers want government to address are salary increment, provision of vehicles to enhance land justice, medical insurance, housing and security.

Meanwhile, the Chief Registrar Paul Gadenya, in a statement is asking fellow judicial officers to continue presiding over cases as negotiations continue.