KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has appointed 42 Judicial officers at various levels of the Judiciary Service in the latest recruitment exercise.
“The Judicial Service Commission (JSC), during its 59th sitting has appointed 42 Judicial Officers at various levels of Judiciary service,” a statement released by the JSC dated May 12 read in part.
The Commission also appointed 14 Deputy Registrars, 8 Assistant Registrars and 20 Chief Magistrates in acting capacity for a period of 1 (One) year, while 22 court clerks and 33 office attendants were also appointed in the position in what has been described as the first appointment of the staff who were previously recruited by the Public Service Commission.
“This is the first time that the commission has appointed staff of these categories as they were previously recruited by the Public Service Commission in line with Article 148 A of the Constitution,” Ms Maria Theresa Nabulya, the JSC communications officer stated.
Adding; “The appointment of these Judicial Officers and support staff will go a long way in improving access to justice and to reduce case backlog in courts across the country.”
The newly appointed Chief Magistrates include; Hood Matovu, Agnes Shelagh Nantaawo, Joan Acaa Ketty, Lydia Kambedha, George Kunihira, Paul Matyama, Moses Mushebebe Nabende, and Sikhoya Naume.
Others are; Christine Nantege Christine, Nazifah Namayanja, Vueni Raphael, Winifred Naigaga Kyobiika, Jackline Kagoya, Marion Ninsiima, Alleluya Glory, Cyrus Ssennoga Mawano, Esther Nyadoi, Eunice Akullu, Abrahams Achok Moding, and Innocent David Omara.
Those appointed as deputy registrars include; Agnes Alum, Samuel Olumo, Francis Matenga Dawa, Faisal Umar Mulalira, Jane Mugala, Sarah Tusiime Bashaija Barungi, Loe Karungi, Patricia Amoko Muhumuza, Emmy Geoffrey Sayekwo, Robert Mukanza, Didas Muhumuza Didas, Jessica Chemeri, George Obong, Josephine Kayondo and Josephine Kabasinguzi.
The Assistant Registrars include; Oliver Nantamu, Hellen Edimu, Jude Okumu Muwone, Emmanuel Bamwiite, Dorothy Kyampaire, Nassif Umar Mubiru, Christa Namutebi, Maureen Eunice Ijang.
Below is a full of the new judicial officers;
CANDIDATES APPOINTED TO POSITION OF DEPUTY REGISTRAR – MAY 2023
|1.||HW Alum Agnes||Judicial Officer|
|2.||Olumo Samuel||MDA (JSC)|
|3.||HW Matenga Francis Dawa||Judicial Officer|
|4.||Mulalira Faisal Umar||MDA (LDC)|
|5.||HW Mugala Jane||Judicial Officer|
|6.||HW Tusiime Sarah Bashaija Barungi||Judicial Officer|
|7.||Karungi Loe||MDA (ODPP)|
|8.||HW Amoko Patricia Muhumuza||Judicial Officer|
|9.||HW Sayekwo Emmy Geoffrey||Judicial Officer|
|10.||HW Mukanza Robert||Judicial Officer|
|11.||HW Muhumuza Didas||Judicial Officer|
|12.||HW Chemeri Jessica||Judicial Officer|
|13.||HW Obong George||Judicial Officer|
|14.||Kayondo Kabasinguzi Josephine||MDA (JCU)|
CANDIDATES APPOINTED TO POSITION OF ASSISTANT REGISTRAR- MAY 2023
|1.||Nantamu Oliver||MDA (MoJCA)|
|2.||Hellen Edimu||MDA (MoJCA)|
|3.||HW Okumu Jude Muwone||Judicial Officer|
|4.||Bamwiite Emmanuel||MDA (MoLHD)|
|5.||Kyampaire Dorothy||MDA (MoJCA)|
|6.||Mubiru Nassif Umar||Private Practice|
|7.||Namutebi Christa||MDA (URA)|
|8.||Ijang Maureen Eunice||MDA (MoJCA)|
CANDIDATES APPOINTED TO POSITION OF CHIEF MAGISTRATE – MAY 2023
|1.||HW Matovu Hood||Judicial Officer|
|2.||HW Nantaawo Agnes Shelagh||Judicial Officer|
|3.||HW Acaa Ketty Joan||Judicial Officer|
|4.||HW Kambedha Lydia||Judicial Officer|
|5.||Kunihira George||MDA (ODPP)|
|6.||HW Matyama Paul||Judicial Officer|
|7.||HW Mushebebe Moses Nabende||Judicial Officer|
|8.||HW Sikhoya Naume||Judicial Officer|
|9.||HW Nantege Christine||Judicial Officer|
|10.||HW Namayanja Nazifah||Judicial Officer|
|11.||HW Vueni Raphael||Judicial Officer|
|12.||HW Naigaga Winfred Kyobiika||Judicial Officer|
|13.||HW Kagoya Jackline||Judicial Officer|
|14.||HW Ninsiima Marion||Judicial Officer|
|15.||Alleluya Glory||MDA (ODPP)|
|16.||Ssennoga Mawano Cyrus||MDA (IG)|
|17.||HW Nyadoi Esther||Judicial Officer|
|18.||Akullu Eunice||MDA (ODPP)|
|19.||HW Achok Abrahams Moding||Judicial Officer|
|20.||Omara Innocent David||MDA (ODPP)|
The majority of the appointees are already judicial officers in different positions in the Judiciary and have been elevated. Other appointees come from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Inspectorate of Government, Law Development Centre, and Private Practice among other Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the government.
Summary (42 officers):
Judicial Officers: 26
Private Practice: 1
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