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Judiciary transfers over 46 registrars, Magistrates amid corruption, case backlog allegations

Judges at the ceremonial procession. Several judicial officers have been moved/transferred (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The Judiciary has transferred at least 46 judicial officers including court Registrars and Magistrates to different courts across the country to reduce case backlogs.

In a circular dated October 5, Esta Namboyo, the Chief Registrar, said the officers newly deployed to different courts around the country are the 16 Magistrates Grade One who were recently appointed by the Judicial Service Commission.

The deployed team was sworn-in by the Chief Justice, Bart. M. Katureebe, on Friday last week.

“Most of the judicial officers are transferred from one place to another based on the workload assessments of one station compared to the other,” Namboyo said, adding that the judicial officers who have been in the system shall move to new stations on November 1.”

She also said the newly deployed officers have to move with immediate effect.

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