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Judiciary rolls out small claims procedure to Kayunga Magistrates Court

Kayunga Magistrate’s Court has been instilled as the 55th Court in the country to embrace Small Claims Procedure (SCP). (FILE PHOTO)

KAYUNGA –  Kayunga Chief Magistrate’s Court becomes the 55th Court in the country to embrace Small Claims Procedure (SCP).

The quick access to justice initiative was rolled out today at the Kayunga court in a ceremony presided over by Court of Appeal Justice and Chairperson of the Small Claims Procedure Implementation Committee, Geoffrey Kiryabwire.

The ceremony was witnessed by Mukono Resident Judge, Margaret Mutonyi.

Justice Kiryabwire urged the people in Kayunga to utilise the initiative instead of resorting to witchcraft to recover and settle debts.

SCP was established to adjudicate over claims whose subject matter does not exceed Shs10 million, such as matters arising out of the supply of goods, debts or rent.

Justice Kiryabwire commended SCP for enabling courts to dispose off many civil matters.

The court users urged the Judiciary management to deploy a Chief Magistrate so that they do not have to move to Mukono whenever they need counsel from the Chief Magistrate.

Justice Kiryabwire pledged to advocate for a resident Chief Magistrate adding that he would urge the Justice Law and Order Sector to provide efficient transport for inmates so that they do not trek long distances.

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