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“Judiciary Happy With Budget Leap Up”

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For a while the Ugandan Judiciary seemed the left-out but news on the communication waves is “finally the government honored their promise to scale up Judiciary funding in order to improve on Justice administration to different parts of the country.

According to The Monitor – The Judiciary is readying a proposal for a four-fold increase in its funding, which they say is the only way to improve the dispensing of justice to Ugandans.

The Judiciary says the money will help set up Court of Appeal stations in eight other towns, increase High Court judges from 81 to 126, Supreme Court judges from 11 to 15, station a chief magistrate in every district and provide more lower magistrates.

In the new proposal, the Judiciary’s draft budget for the coming financial year is Shs800 billion, up from about Shs200b it received for this financial year.

Top Judiciary officials, including Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, say the huge jump in funding for the Judiciary has been agreed upon with President Museveni, although Ministry of Finance officials are asking the Judiciary to trim its proposed budget a bit.

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