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Judiciary Boosts Internet Connection at Kitgum Magistrate Court

Hussein Nasulu Ntalo, the Kitgum Chief Magistrate says that the move by the Judiciary to boost internet connection will greatly improve on their work.
The newly renovated Kitgum Magistrate Court in Kitgum Municipality. The Judiciaryu has provided internet connectivity to boost electronic Court Case Administration System. Photo By Julius Ocungi

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The Judiciary has connected internet at the Kitgum Magistrate court to boost the Electronic Court Case Administration System.

Electronic Administration system was introduced by the Judiciary to help electronically record all court case information which is then accessible online.  

However, at the Kitgum Chief Magisterial areas that covers the districts of Lamwo, Pader, and Agago, lack of internet connection made it impossible to use the new system.  

Hussein Nasulu Ntalo, the Kitgum Chief Magistrate says that the move by the Judiciary to boost internet connection will greatly improve on their work.   

He says that already Court Case Administration System [CCAS] officers have since been trained to operate the system that electronically interlinks the Court to Kampala.  

Ntalo says in the past; court staff has been relying on Internet Cafés within Kitgum Municipality to send process and download court documents including some which are highly sensitive. 

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He says with the availability of internet, they will also utilize the electronic system to among others fight corruption in court since cash will now be banked online.   

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The judiciary also renovated the Kitgum Magistrate building giving it a facelift and donated a vehicle for the Patongo Magisterial area in Agago district.

The renovation works have been done on court holding cells for men and women, tiling of office floors, installation of new signpost and compound concrete pavers. 

Ntalo, however, noted that manpower shortage and power outage remains one of the biggest challenges at the Kitgum Magisterial area that needs urgent attention from the Judiciary. 

As of May 2019, a total of 3,531 cases were still pending at the Kitgum Magisterial areas.