KAMPALA – The Land Division on Friday bid farewell luncheon its outgoing Deputy Registrar, Flavia Nabakooza Kalungi, at Golden Tulip Hotel.
The head of the Division, Justice John Eudes Keitirima that the lockdown notwithstanding the Division had to send off HW Nabakooza – who diligently served the Division for two years and nine months – in a dignified manner.
He described her as the Division’s “shock absorber”, which reduced the work stress of the Judges by 50 per cent.
“She has been a very amiable person to work with. Every assignment you give her, she would do it,” he said.
Justice Keitirima said many Division staff engaged different stakeholders to overturn the deputy registrar’s transfer.
“I stopped pursuing the reversal of her transfer after realising the great things that lay in store for her.”
He further appreciated the outgoing deputy registrar for innovations that have improved court services at the Division.
These included reorganization of the archives, putting in place trolleys to move documents and having specialized photography during locus in quo visits.
On her part, HW Nabakooza thanked God for the opportunity to hear good reports while still alive. She thanked the Division judges for mentorship and the support by staff that made her work memorable.
The Deputy Registrar shared how she when joined the Division. There were only four Judges and a ton of work which has now been reduced after the Judges at the Division were increased to eight.
The luncheon doubled as handover and welcome ceremonies for the new Deputy Registrar, Janeva Natukunda and Assistant Registrar, Simon Zirintuusa Kintu.
HW Nabakooza handed over her report to the new registrar and wished her success at the new Division. The emcee of the do, HW Elias Kakooza, thanked the outgoing DR for giving him the confidence to carry out his duties when he was assigned the role of Ag Deputy Registrar.
The new Deputy Registrar, Natukunda, called for teamwork, saying that it is the only way to deliver justice for all. She thanked the appointing authority for deeming it fit to fill the “big shoes”.
As a token of appreciation, the head of the Division was joined by Justices; Yasin Nyanzi, Patricia Basaza Wasswa, Cornelia Sabiiti, Olive Kazaarwe and Immaculate Busingye to handover a plaque to HW Nabakooza in recognition of her immeasurable services at the Division.
The climax of the luncheon was the cake-cutting moment.