MAYO – As part of the efforts to improve administration of justice, more courts in northern Uganda have embraced Small Claims Procedure (SCP). The new courts to get on board are Alebtong, Adjumani, Mayo and Otuke.
On Tuesday, the Lira Resident Judge, Alex Ajiji Mackey, launched the Procedure at Alebtong Magistrates Court.
The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Alebtong, Josephine Omara, thanked the Judiciary for introducing a procedure where low income earners can cheaply resolve commercial disputes without the involvement of lawyers.
Justice Ajiji assured the people that SCP will yield great results if well utilized.
The Judge encouraged the Alebtong Magistrate, Grace Ssemaganda to keep the costs in SCP as low as possible in order to attract more users.
He thanked the RDC for allowing the launch to take place in spite of the partial lockdown. He reassured stakeholders that some courts are now hearing cases online. Adding that courts will continue to work following the health directives issued by Government and the Chief Justice to alleviate the spread of Covid-19.
Prior to the launch, a radio talk show was held at Radio North where Chief Magistrate Janeva Natukunda, Magistrate Grade Ones; Kagoya Jackline, representing the Ag. Registrar Small Claims Procedure, Ssemaganda Grace Richard, Seruwo Benjamin and Iga Adiru engaged the listeners.