In an application filed at the High Court in Kampala by lawyer Emma Muwonge of Katende, Ssempebwa and Co. Advocates, the Association wants court to compel the government, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Secretary to the Treasury to enforce their commitment of increasing salaries, remuneration and other conditions of service for the prosecutors.
According to the draft budget, the DPP seeks Shillings 250 million for CCTV cameras, biometric access system, scanners and detectors and Shillings 1.26 billion, 7 double cabin pickups for State Attorneys on high risk assignments and 3 Station wagons of Shillings 900 million.
The findings show that a total of 182 arrests were carried out in Kampala and Kitgum over the study period from 2011 to 2015. 38 cases were sanctioned by the office of the Director of Public Prosecution and only nine cases were prosecuted during this time.