Uganda needs to operationalize local council courts

The Chief justice Bart Katureebe has called on President Yoweri Museveni to fulfil his earlier promise of supporting the Judiciary’s Five-year ICT Strategy, adding that this will greatly enhance their performance. The project is to cost at least Shs.42 billion.

He has also emphasised the need to operationalize the local council Courts and to empower tribal systems in order to handle local disputes that would ordinarily not need to come to the formal courts.

The Chief justice was speaking yesterday at the closure of the three-day East African Magistrate and Judges Conference, where they resolved to among other things work with the Executive to address the challenges encountered in the enforcement of judicial decisions.