KAMPALA – The Court of Appeal has today (March 2) commenced three Civil Appeals Sessions targeting to clear at least 117 cases within the month of March 2020.
Seven out of the 14 Court of Appeal justices will take part in the session to sit at the Court of Appeal in Kampala, according to cause lists that have been released by the Court’s Ag. Registrar, Ayebare Thaddeus Tumwebaze.
A panel of Justices: Kenneth Kakuru, Geofrey Kiryabwire and Christopher Madrama is set to handle 42 appeals; and another panel of Justices: Fredrick Egonda-Ntende, Cheborion Barishaki and Muzamiru Kibeedi will handle 35 civil appeals. Besides, Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke will equally hold a weeding out session of 40 Civil Applications.
According to the cause list, 39 of the civil appeals are related to land claims, eight are in respect to loans, and seven are for breach of contract. Other matters to be handled include administration of estate, fraudulent sale of property, stay of execution and recovery of debts.
The Court of Appeal, according to the end of 2019 statistics, had at least 7,527 pending appeals.
“We shall be holding more of these sessions, including holding some of them in regional centers like Mbarara, Jinja, Gulu, Mbale or Arua, as one of the measures to improve access to Justice,” said Mr Tumwebaze.
He revealed that the Court of Appeal would mid-March open a Criminal Appeals Session in Mbarara targeting to dispose of at least 40 cases.