KAMPALA – President Museveni has appointed Ms Esther Nambayo as Chief Registrar for the Courts of Judicature.
According to the August 7 letter signed by President Museveni to the chairperson Judicial Service commission Justice Benjamin Kibiito, Ms Nambayo’s appointment takes immediate effect.
Ms Nambayo has until August been the registrar of the Constitutional Court and now replaces Mr Paul Gadenya, who was this year, appointed as High Court judge.
Prior to this appointment, Mr Isaac Muwata has been occupying the position in acting capacity.
“In exercise of the powers vested in the President by article 145  of the constitution, I hereby appoint Ms Esta Nambayo as a chief registrar courts of Judicature,” reads President Museveni’s letter.
The position of the Chief Registrar is one of the top five management positions in the Judiciary after the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice, Principal Judge and the Secretary to Judiciary.
The core functions of the Chief Registrar are to implement policies and directions of the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and the Principal Judge.
About Ms. Nambayo (50)
She is a holder of two Masters Degrees: one is law (LLM) from Makerere
University and another in Management from the Uganda Management
She also has a Certificate in Anti-Corruption, a Diploma in Managerial Problems and the Courts all from Denmark and a Certificate in Gender from University of Wales. Prior to joining the Judiciary, she worked for three years as a Legal Officer at FIDA (U).
In 2000, she joined the Judiciary as Magistrate Grade One. She served in the Magistrates Courts of Luwero, Nakasongola and City Hall.
Between 2008 and 2009, she was assigned to the High Court Family Division as an Ag. Assistant Registrar. She was in 2009 promoted to the position of Chief Magistrate and served at Mbarara, Mengo, Nakawa and Makindye Chief Magistrates Courts.
In August 2014, she was again assigned as Ag. Assistant Registrar and posted to the High Court Land Division.
In 2015, she was promoted to the position of Deputy Registrar and was posted to the High Court’s Commercial Division, Land Division and later to the Court of Appeal.
She was in June 2018 among the five judicial officers who were elevated to the rank of Registrar.
The August 17, 2018 transfers of judicial officers had posted her to the Judicial Training Institute at Nakawa, where she was expected to report at the beginning of September 2018. Ends