Judiciary announces officer transfers, new registries

Judiciary announces officer transfers, new registries
Judiciary announces officer transfers, new registries

Africa-Press – Uganda. The Judiciary has transferred 29 judicial officers, including registrars, magistrates, and chief magistrates in a bid to improve access to justice and service delivery.

In a press release dated April 17, the Chief Registrar, Her Worship Sarah Langa Siu, said the transfers are normal in the service.

The announcement also unveiled the launch of two new registries aimed at enhancing the judiciary’s functionality. The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) registry will coordinate programs related to innovations like small claims procedures, mediation, and plea bargaining. The Communications and Public Relations registry will manage the judiciary’s communication functions and strengthen its public image as a people-centered institution.

Leadership for these new registries was has also been appointed. Ag. Registrar, James Ereemye Jumire Mawanda, will head the Communications and Public Relations department, while Her Worship Beatrice Stella Atingu will lead the Alternative Dispute Resolution department.

The Judiciary further noted that the Commercial Court has been bolstered with the addition of two Deputy Registrars and two Assistant Registrars.

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