MITYANA – District local,religious and opinion leaders in Mubende and Mityana district have been urged to embrace mediation as a cost effective,speedy and efficient alternative dispute resolution mechanism.
The call was made by Justice David Wangutusi while opening a meditation skills training for Mubende High Court Circuit on Monday at Enro Hotel , Mityana.
He emphasized that mediation not only reduces the huge case backlog in the Courts of Judicature but also maintains relationships of the parties.
The participants included district chairpersons, resident district commissioners, community development and probation officers,religious leaders,opinion leaders and advocates of Mubende,Kassanda, Mityana and Kiboga districts.
The leaders were also encouraged to embrace small claims procedure as it provides greater access to justice.
Mubende district chairperson Mr. Kibuuka Bazigatirawo Amooti disclosed that though he had been doing mediation in his district he did not have the necessary skills and thanked the judiciary for providing an opportunity to the leaders to acquire mediation skills.
The course coordinator H/W Kisawuzi Elias Omar the Registrar in charge of mediation express the need for mediation which could help parties settle their disputes out of court.
He encouraged the leaders in the region to sensitize the communities about mediation using all avenues like radio stations and barazzas.
He further promised that more mediation skills training will be extended to other parts of the country in the future.