KAMPALA: Outgoing Judiciary Chief Registrar, Justice Gadenya Paul Wolimbwa, has handed over the office to High Court Registrar, Isaac Muwata Tuesday morning
This follows Justice Gadenya’s appointment to the High Court by President Museveni early this year.
Subsequently, the Judicial Service Commission ensued to appoint H/W Muwata Acting Chief Registrar following Justice Gadenya’s appointment to the High Court.
Presided over by the Hon. Chief Justice, Bart M. Katureebe, the handover ceremony held at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala, was graced by the presence of the Principal Judge, Dr. Yorokamu Bamwine; the Judiciary PS, Kagole E. Kivumbi and a number of distinguished senior registrars and administration staff
In his handover remarks, Justice Gadenya asked HW Muwata to be a good listener before taking decisions.
He added: “…ensure that there is an effective registry for Mediation and strengthen Inspectorate of Courts for good results,” said Justice Gadenya highlight corruption as a big threat to the administration of justice in the country and needed circadian supervision
Justice Gadenya reaffirmed that the future of the Judiciary was not automatic but required hard work, cautioning the new Chief Registrar to use equity as the guiding principle in executing his duties with diligence for the best results.
It is on this note that Mr. Muwata pledged to uphold and cultivate his predecessor’s good practices for the inclusive performance of the courts of judicature.
The Chief Justice commended Justice Gadenya for his “tremendous work” as Chief Registrar. He promised to work well with Ag. Chief Registrar Muwata and further revealed that the appointment of Justice Gandeya to head the Judiciary’s Planning, Budgeting and Research Directorate
He said Justice Gadenya will head the new Planning Directorate alongside his judicial work in the High Court Executions Division as an effort to involve judicial officers in decision making.
Speaking at the same function, Principal Judge, Dr. Yorakamu Bamwine, guaranteed the incoming CR of commendable backing and implored him to embrace team work.
On the Judiciary Administration Bill
The CJ also disclosed Ministry of Finance’s issuance of a Certificate of Financial Implication, paving way for the tabling of the Judiciary Administration Bill.
“I am glad to inform you that finally the Ministry of Finance has issued a Certificate of Financial Implication on the Judiciary Administration Bill. Therefore, our Bill is awaiting tabling in Parliament by the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister,” he said.
He added, “No judiciary gets enough resources. Last week I attended a meeting of East African Court of Justice in Nairobi but it was the same song of limited resources. Therefore, let us do what we can with what we have because the Judiciary is here to stay,” he said.