On his part, the Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera who has equally witnessed the administration of oaths, has warned the Magistrates against poor writing of judgments and late delivery of their decisions which he says is one of the noticeable vices in the Judiciary.
The Performance Report is in fulfilment of section 39(1) of the Administration of the Judiciary Act , 2020 that requires the Chief Justice to publish an annual performance report for every concluded financial year and distribute copies to the same to the President, Speaker and any other other stakeholder.
Katureebe’s successor Alfonse Owiny Dollo has always expressed criticism on how unfair it is for the government to allow their Supreme Court Judges to retire at the age of 70 years and then the retired judges are appointed to serve in similar capacities in other countries.
This he notes that they are not supposed to work while intending to please anyone or to show affection but should instead be impartial if they are also going to enjoy their work at peace in the justice system.
According to Article 144 of the Constitution, a Judicial officer may be removed from office only for inability to perform the functions of his or her office arising from infirmity of the body or mind, misbehavior or misconduct or incompetence.
The Chief Justice wondered if the incumbent president is supposed to handover office in May and the elections are in January 2021 why then should courts have only 45 days to hear and determine grievances brought before them.
Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, says pertinent challenges are still affecting service delivery in the sector like congestion in prisons, clearing case backlogs, sexual gender violence that increased during COVID 19.