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Jinja Courts Overwhelmed with Backlog of Cases

During the function presided over by the Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine, Justice Namondi shocked the gathering when he stated that out of over 50 plus judicial officers needed to handle the pending 800 cases only 20 exist.
Jinja Courts of judicature have a backlog of 800 cases yet to be heard due to lack of judicial officers.

 

This was revealed by the Jinja resident Judge Godfrey Namondi during the official launch of a new judicial service system dubbed small claims procedure at Jinja courts of judicature today.

 

During the function presided over by the Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine, Justice Namondi shocked the gathering when he stated that out of over 50 plus judicial officers needed to handle the pending 800 cases only 20 exist.

 

He notes that this has retarded provision of justice to the people of Busoga sub region and the neighboring districts of Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga and Buvuma which follow under his area of Jurisdiction.

 

In his remarks the Principal Judge Bamwine notes that under the newly launched Judicial Service System “small claims procedure” individuals shall sue companies or fellow individuals who owe them debts below 10M/=.

 

Under this system lawyers shall not be allowed to represent either an individual or a company and this is done to reduce on the number of case backlog in courts.

 

Justice Bamwine however threatened to clamp down on errant judicial officers who solicit money from people in exchange of justice.

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