KAMPALA – The Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera, earlier on Wednesday 23 assumed office at his chambers at the Court of Appeal/ Constitutional Court.
The DCJ has had interactions with Justices; Geofrey Kiryabwire and Remmy Kasule who welcomed him to the Court.
He also met the Court’s new Registrar, Anguandia Opifeni Godfrey and Ag. Assistant Registrar, Mary Babirye. The DCJ emphasized the need for clear work plans for the remaining part of the year and the year ahead. Justice Buteera said it was important to outline such activities so that they are scheduled in time.
HW Babirye welcomed the new DCJ and took him through the work plan for the year. She briefed him on upcoming Constitutional Petitions session where 53 matters will be handled. She further briefed him on the pending in-house Criminal session as well as planned sessions in Fort Portal and Arua.
The DCJ tasked the Registrars to come up with plans on how to clear the pending Constitutional petitions. There are 288 Constitutional Petitions and 284 Constitutional Applications pending at the Constitutional Court.
He also stressed the need for solutions on how to handle backlog without affecting the other cases.
The DCJ said he believes in team work, hard work and time keeping.
He is scheduled to meet all the Justices at the Court on September 30.