The Judiciary has sworn in the 48 newly appointed grade one magistrates including those who had served the judiciary as research assistants, state attorneys, and those who have been working as advocates.
The Chief Justice Alfonse Owinyi Dollo, who presided over the ceremony at Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala, told the magistrates to go out knowing that they carry a banner and mantle that says justice for all.
‘’Go out there knowing you carry a banner and mantle that says justice for all, CJ Alfonse Owiny-Dollo to new Magistrates Grade One.’’
The chief Registrar Sarah Langa has urged them to take their oaths very seriously and guard their place in the judiciary.
Langa also reminded them of the many challenges which have negatively impacted the image of the Judiciary and implored them to be an enemy of all these negative acts that have undermined the Judiciary like Corruption, Case backlog, Laziness, absenteeism, poor performance and being unkind.
She urged them to respect themselves, respect others and respect the authority, be public servants not public bosses.
The newly appointed Magistrates Grade One who are now part of the Judiciary Family; had earlier served the Judiciary as Research Assistants, some State Attorneys and others Advocates.
They are also the first set of magistrates Grade One ‘ first born’ of sorts appointed after the enactment of the Administration of the Judiciary Act, 2020 which ushered in a new Judiciary providing better terms and conditions of service and they are the pioneer lot to Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, his Deputy Richard Buteera and Chief Registrar Sarah Langa.