Parliament yesterday(26th August 2020) approved the newly appointed chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and his Deputy Richard Buteera.
The two appeared before the Appointments committee of Parliament chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in which they were asked questions and were scored at the same time.
Speaking to journalists an MP who attended the commission meeting said that the major issue that was raised was how the two arms of Government, Legislature and the Judiciary can work together with the aim of reducing friction.
This follows a longstanding battle between the two arms where they have failed to agree on several issues from the probe into the 6 billion Oil cash bonanza after Justice Kavuma issued an order stopping an inquiry into the matter.
Kadaga according to sources who attended the meeting allowed two MPs Moses Balyeku and Artkins Katusabe to ask questions on her behalf and score them.
On Independence of Judiciary, Owiny-Dollo says as a Judge he has ruled both in favor of the opposition and against the Government.
Justice Owinyo –Dollo Speaking;….
Buteera on his part said that delayed trials frustrate the public and that is what he hopes to achieve.
Parliament will now forward these names to President Yoweri Museven. END