The President of Uganda Christian Lawyers Fraternity and the Deputy Inspector General of Government Ms Anne Twimomugisha Muhairwe have challenged fellow lawyers to desist from dishonest acts while rendering legal services to the general public.
Ms Muhairwe says being honest and professional enables a Christian Lawyer to overcome the unprecedented challenges and uncertainties faced while offering legal services to the public.
She made the remarks at the ongoing 15th Advocates Africa Conference organized under the theme: “Position the Christian Lawyer to thrive through a volatile and ambiguous world” being held in Entebbe.
She urged her fellow Christian Lawyers to stay on course and front their God whenever faced with uncertainty and volatility.
Muhairwe also noted that as Christian Lawyers, they strongly condemn acts of homosexuality saying such a vice is against African values and norms.
The president of Uganda Law Society, Bernard Oundo, urged fellow Christian Lawyers to develop a network of Africa Law firms so as to develop together and share experiences on how to deal with volatility and uncertainties encountered by legal practitioners.
“Christian Lawyers should know that despite uncertainties, God never changes,” he said.
The President of Advocates International, Toresa Conradie, appealed to African Christian Lawyers to stick to their God amidst trivialism by Western countries.
The Patron of Uganda Christian Lawyers Fraternity, Justice Mike Chibita, tasked Christian Lawyers to continue fellowshiping in addition to sharing ideas.
Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka implored Christian Lawyers to be clear on true values and to avoid using the law to make money in a dishonest way.
“A Christian Lawyer is that one guided by the word of God and prayer. God’s position never changes and hence Christian Lawyers should maintain their integrity when pursuing righteousness. Don’t engage in corruption tendencies and avoid withholding the good from those to whom it’s due. You should also strive to mentor others and not end up meeting together,” Kiryowa said.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, said as a Christian, he thinks that it’s high time fellow Christians joined him to ensure the death penalty is reviewed.
He also cautioned Christian Lawyers saying that the absence of integrity is disastrous to their career.
He pledged to lobby for more funds to fund the Judiciary so as to ease the smooth running of judicial activities in dispensing justice to the general public.