KAMPALA – Inspectors from different justice institutions under their Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) Inspectors’ Forum agreed on a blueprint to guide their inspections as one of the ways to improve their performance.
This was arrived at during their two-day JLOS Inspectors Forum (JIF) meeting held at Mestil Hotel, Kampala last week.
Among the plans to be implemented are joint inspections to minimize complaints of witch-hunt and victimization of inspectors.
The other strategy is developing standards for performance that will guide inspections as well as setting minimum requirements or qualifications for those to participate in such inspections.
The inspectors agreed that before embarking on inspections, a detailed schedule should be designed, detailing how such activities should be carried out with clear timeframes that specify commencement of the inspection, report writing up to dissemination of findings.
The meeting also agreed that inspectors use transparent procedures while carrying out inspections.
The Chief Inspector of Courts, Justice Ruby Opio Aweri, in his remarks delivered by Deputy Inspector of Courts, HW Lawrence Tweyanze, stated that the meeting was held to strengthen the performance and contribution of JIF towards the realization of the JLOS goal of enhancing administration of justice.
Justice Opio-Aweri noted that the meeting was premised on the need to understand the JLOS Joint Inspections Manual, the Ministry of Public Service inspections guidelines and best practices from the Inspectorate of Government on conducting inspections and ensuring good governance in public institutions.
Members were taken through the different policies to follow while carrying out inspections.
The JLOS Senior Technical Advisor, Ms Rachael Odoi Musoke noted that inspectors play a pivotal role in their institutions.
She further noted that the meeting was a platform to refresh their efforts towards promoting integrity, quality services, and professionalism in their institutions.