The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has said that about seven trillion shillings is locked up in undissolved disputes before the Commercial Division of the High Court.
Owiny-Dollo revealed this while delivering the Annual Performance Report of the Judiciary at the High Court in Kampala last evening.
He said the monies are tied up due to a number of pending cases in Court which have now accumulated and cannot easily be concluded within a shortest period of time by the current number of eight Judges who are deployed in that Court .
The report is required under Section 39 of the newly enacted law, the Administration of the Judiciary Act, 2020 and the Chief Justice is mandated to distribute copies of the annual performance report to the President and the Speaker of Parliament every after end of a financial year. Owinyo Dollo speaking…..
In his speech at the same event, the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Norbert Mao applauded the judiciary saying that it has been able to make into good use of the resources given to them and managed to construct the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in a short time.
Minister Mao on justice……
The Judiciary has been able to achieve all it did in the past financial year with the budget of 376 billion shillings courtesy of the government of Uganda. END