Mao to Judiciary : Parliament has equipped you with all necessities so stop excuses and deliver

Mao to Judiciary : Parliament has equipped you with all necessities so stop excuses and deliver
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During the 25th Annual Judges' Conference, Ugandan Minister of Justice Nobert Mao delivered a strong message to the judiciary, urging judges to prioritize efficiency and accountability in their service to the public. This call comes amidst recent investments made by Parliament to bolster the judiciary's capabilities.

Emphasizing the concept of judicial accountability, Minister Mao stated, "Judicial accountability means that you serve the interests of the people. Citizens should be able to ask questions about courts and how the law is applied." He further highlighted the critical role of the Inspectorate of Courts in addressing the current issue of case backlog, demanding an increase in vigilance on their part.

Ethical conduct was also a key point of focus. Minister Mao warned judges against any behaviour that could lead to disciplinary action, stating, "I am deeply troubled when the Cabinet is forced to refer an errant judge for disciplinary action by the Judicial Service Commission."

Echoing similar sentiments, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo affirmed the conference's focus on best practices, ongoing reforms, and innovation, all geared towards fulfilling the expectations and aspirations of the Ugandan people. He expressed optimism about the strategic plan for fiscal years 2020-21 to 2024-25, stating, "We look forward to examining its key tenets and ensuring its successful execution."

Chief Justice Dollo also expressed gratitude for the government's recent investments in human resources and infrastructural development, citing a significant increase in funding from 118 billion shillings to 300 billion shillings. He further expressed hope for future allocations reaching 600 billion shillings.

Held under the theme "A People-Centered Approach to Justice," the conference concluded on February 8th, 2024, paving the way for the commencement of the new law year on February 9th, 2024.

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