KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Sarah Langa Siu as the new Chief Registrar of Courts of Judicature.
According to a letter seen by this website addressed to the Chairperson Judicial Service Commission Justice Benjamin Kabito, the former Deputy registrar of the Civil division of the high court has been promoted with 5 others.
“As per the advice of the Judicial Service Commission, I have appointed persons below as Chief Registrar and Registrar of the Judiciary,” Museveni said in a letter dated August 14,2020.
Langa who replaces Esta Nambayo who is now a High Court judge becomes the third female to become Chief Registrar in the history of the Judiciary as Flavia Senoga preceded Nambayo.
The newly appointed registrars include; Ms Harriet Nalukwago Ssali, Mr Samuel Emokor, Mr Amos Kwizera, Ms Susan Kanyange and Mr Godfrey Opifeni Anguandia.
The office of the Chief Registrar is created by Article 145 (1) of the Constitution.
The Chief Registrar is at the level of permanent secretary and assists the Chief Justice to carry out management of the Judiciary on a day-today basis and heads registrars and magistrates.
The Chief Registrar is also the official spokesperson of the Judiciary.
Langa joined the Judiciary 12 years ago and has risen through the ranks from Magistrate Grade I to deputy registrar.
In 2015, she was awarded a certificate of recognition for outstanding performance by the Chief Justice emeritus Bart Katureebe.
In 2014, Langa served as the Anti-Corruption Court assistant registrar and organised the Court’s first open Day.
The Day has since been adopted as one of the activities to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Week.
She also chairs the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) Accountability Sub-Committee under the Human Rights and Accountability Working Group.
Langa holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and Master’s degree in Law.