BUKEDEA/AMOLATAR/DOKOLO —Small Claims Procedure (SCP), a civil claim whose subject matter value does not exceed UGX. 10,000,000a has been extended to three more Magistrate courts including Amolatar, Bukedea and Dokolo as judiciary ensures that access to justice initiative reaches 73 courts.
Judiciary came up with this procedure as a new form of mediation in matters arising out of the supply of goods, debts, and rent.
The judiciary says, it aims at decongesting the prisons and reducing case backlog.
The rollout at Amolatar and Dokolo courts was presided over by Justice Alex Ajiji while the RDC of Bukedea district Mr. Charles Icogor presided over the launch at Bukedea court.
At both Dokolo and Bukedea, top religious and political figures including Lira Chief Magistrate Janeva Natukunda attended the rollout.
Ms. Natukunda appealed to court users to embrace SCP because it is efficient, cost-effective and fast.
“This procedure is quick, affordable and best of all you don’t need to hire a lawyer.”
The RDC of Bukedea district applauded the Judiciary for coming up with such a procedure that should help lots of debtors without taking one to police or prison.
“We thank the Judiciary for introducing this Procedure and I am asking all residents of Bukedea to embrace this system. Courts are here to help us,” he said.