Judicial Service Commission a body mandated to recruit judicial officers in the country, has appointed 14 Deputy Registrars, 8 Assistant Registrars and 20 Chief Magistrates.
According to the statement released by the Judicial Service Commission, this was done in its 59th sitting and all the appointed individuals will serve under acting capacity for the period of one year.
“In the same sitting, the Commission also appointed 22 Court Clerks and 33 Office attendants. This is the first time that the Commission has appointed staff of these categories as they were previously recruited by the Public Service Commission. This is in line with Article 148 A of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.” reads part of the circular
JSC adds that the appointment of these Judicial Officers and support staff will go a long way towards the improvement of access to justice and reducing case backlog in courts across the country.
These have been picked from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP), Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Law Development Center (LDC), Office of the IGG, Judicial Service Commission ( JSC) with the majority coming from the judiciary.