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.
The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has advised the newly sworn in judicial officers to mind about their ethical code of conduct if they
are to dispense effective justice.
According to Owiny-Dollo, once a Judicial Officer exercises
in his mind independence, impartiality, integrity, propriety, equality, competence
and diligence all court users will be confident with the justice system.
He revealed this while swearing in of two newly appointed
Judicial Officers. These include a state Attorney , John Paul Eduku who has been elevated to the position of Deputy Registrar. Eduku has been one of the State Attorneys in the Justice and
Constitutional Affairs Ministry.
Also to take oath was Ronald Kayizi. He has been in Private Legal practice but now takes up the position in the Judiciary as a
Speaking shortly after the oaths were taken on Monday evening at the Judiciary
headquarters in Kampala.,
Chief Justice has informed the new officers that there
is no Judicial Officer who is supposed to be neutral while dispensing justice and
therefore, nobody should work to please anybody but to follow the law.
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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.
"The Judicial oath and the judicial code of conduct
should therefore be your guardrail and source of inspiration to perform
effectively in accordance with the demands of your judicial office. These
principles have been the last bastion of judicial excellence for years",
He says further that the officers should remember that there are four things
which belong to a judicial officer including hearing cases courteously,
answering wisely, considering them soberly and most of all deciding them with
Owiny-Dollo has also warned them against being involved in
indiscipline cases such as actual corruption, delayed Justice, absenteeism,
laziness among others.
Speaking at the same event, the Chief Registrar Sarah Langa
Siu who is the immediate supervisor of these newly sworn in officers has also
called them to serve with humility, integrity and make decisions regarding the Judiciary
and the country at large without corrupt tendencies.
This she says that since they are expected to be people with
high morals and integrity who will let their work speak for themselves always
adding that each one of them at the end will be remembered for their deeds
The two sworn in officers have taken oath in a very
scientific function witnessed by only the media, the Chief Justice and his team
and the Judiciary Public Relations Officer Jamson Karemani who has revealed
that the other more than 30 judicial officers promoted to various positions in
June 2021 are soon going to be deployed.