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Chief Justice names anti-corruption Taskforce

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe at a function in northern Uganda recently. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – The Chief Justice, Bart M Katureebe has set up a six-member Taskforce that will be headed by the Inspector of Courts, Ms Immaculate Busingye to investigate allegations of corruption in the Judiciary.

According to the Office instruction No. 4 of 2019 that was dated July 30, 2019, the Taskforce was tasked to commence business with immediate effect and will be expected to report back to the Chief Justice within 60 days.

“Interface with the investigations team of Vision Group to understand the scope and purpose of their ongoing project on exposing corruption in the Judiciary,” reads one of the four terms of reference to the committee.

The Corruption Taskforce will then receive the media recordings with a view of identifying the implicated Judiciary staff, who would then be invited to have an interface with the team.

The Taskforce on Corruption would thereafter make a report to the Chief Justice with recommendations on the way forward by September 30, 2019.

The other Taskforce members are; Mr Vicent Emmy Mugabo (Registrar/Public Relations Officer ), Ms Susan Abinyo (Registrar Magistrates Affairs and Data Management), Mr Godfrey  Kawesa(President UJOA), Mr Ayebare Tumwebaze (Assistant Registrar in the Office of the Chief Registrar/Projects), and Mr Solomon Muyita (Senior Communications Officer).

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