KAMPALA – Senior Judiciary officials led by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Pius Bigirimana and the Ag. Chief Registrar, Mr Tom Chemutai, on Monday carried out inspections at the proposed Electronic Court Case Management Information System (ECCMIS) operating centre at the Supreme Court.
The ECCMIS Centre will occupy half of the third floor of the Court and will have facilities such as a boardroom complete with video and tele-conferencing, a call and demonstration centre as well as offices.
The PS directed that the UJOA office be completely shifted to Buganda Road Court or even identify any other available office space adding that he will support them.
He also added that when need arises, the East African Court of Justice Registry housed at the Court will also be shifted.
The Supreme Court Deputy Registrar, Mr Lawrence Tweyanze, who took the team on the guided tour updated the Senior Management team on the planned changes at the court.
These include partitioning the library to create space for chambers, moving the Registrar’s office to the ground floor, setting up a customer care desk and closing of the court hall when there are no proceedings taking place.
Other measures will be preparing and opening of the emergency exit points at the Kololo-based court as one of the measures to enhance security.
The PS/SJ equally interacted with the head of the Supreme Court, Justice Esther Kisakye, as well as Justice Eldad Mwangusya and briefed them on the transformation plans.
Mr Bigirimana directed that the covers of the court hall chairs be replaced and raising the platform in the court hall. An executive tent will be set up at the court to act as a waiting lounge for all court users, the pantry will be revamped complete with kitchen cabinets and a refrigerator.
The team equally ordered that the car washing business at the court be halted.
The PS/SJ said when distributing computers, Judicial Officers and staff at the Supreme Court should be prioritised adding that all Judicial Officers will be considered.