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CHIEF JUSTICE PONDERS ADVOCATES ON DISPENSATION OF JUSTICE.

BY NAMULI DAPHINE

The Chief justice Bart Katuleebe Magunda has appealed to advocates to give quality services to people ahead of the desire to have dispensation of justice.

Chief justice Bart Katuleebe while addressing during cerebrations to mark the Pro bon day organized by the Uganda Law Society at railway grounds in Kampala, says Legal Professionals need to ensure that vulnerable persons access justice.

Bart Katuleebe advises advocates to learn to prepare their clients by giving them guiding principles in order to get rid of case back log.

Chief Justice cites occasions when come to court ill prepared delaying court process which he attributes inefficiency of the lawyers yet ’Strong bar gives rise to strong bench’

Katurebe also cautions lawyers never to mislead public in cases they best know that it’s hoodwinking citing murder cases when a client uses money to manipulate the case yet they know the truth.

A supreme court Judge, Justice Remmy Kasule sounded rhetoric advising lawyers towards towards serving the people. He referred to an England philosopher`s statement, ‘’If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.’’

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago appealed to the legislature and government to refrain from violating constitution adding that pre-trials must be respected to defend the rule of law.

The pro bono scheme was initiated as pilot project by of the Uganda law society in partnership with the ministry of justice and constitutional affairs supported by the Legal Aid Basket Fund now the Democratic Governance Facility DGF in 2008.

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE INSTITUTIONS ON HUMANITY

Rotary International president John F. Germ has hailed the contribution of Centenary Bank and Rotary towards the fight against cancer in Uganda.

John F. Germ made the remark during the commissioning

CSOS JOIN MUSEVENI, MBABAZI PETITION

Supreme Court: A group of eight civil society organizations (CSOs) apply to the Supreme Court to join the legal battle between presidents elect Museveni and former presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

The CSOs say they are not joining either party since they are non

NRM ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR FUTURE BY ELECTIONS

UTN Reporter

The ruling Party National Resistance Movement (NRM) is considering going back to the drawing board to establish lop holes that might have led to the big loss in the Rukungiri by

STANCHART BANK LAUNCHES MOBILE APP

Standard Chartered Bank has launched a mobile application, the standard chartered mobile through which its clients can check t their balances, transfer money and pay bills securely all through their smartphones.

The app is intended to make banking easier, faster and safer for

KAWEESI MURDER: FORMER KAYIHURA AIDE RECALLED FROM ALGERIA

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

Former personal assistant to the Inspector General Of Police now an attaché to the Algerian government Jonathan Baroza has been ordered to report back home to battle charges related to the murder of the former police spokes person Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

UPDF GIVES POSITION ON DEATH PENALTY

The Uganda Peoples Defense Force has objected any underlying moves to scrap the death penalty from the UPDF Act of 2006. Speaking before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament that is apparently scrutinizing a private members bill seeking to have the death penalty sentence replaced by a life imprisonment sentence, the Chief of the Defense Forces,

MP’S ASSURE MUHAKANIZI ON TAXING THEIR SALARIES

President Museveni is expected to approve the controversial income tax amendment Bill this week that seeks to have all MPs and judges among others’ emoluments not taxed.

We have learnt that the move was hatched during a two weeks NRM retreat

93 YRS OLD MUGABE RULES OUT RETIREMENT

Zimbabwean ageing President Robert Mugabe has ruled out a possibility of retiring from office.

Mugabe who turns 93 today 21st Feb, says he is yet

KANYAMUNYU OUT ON BAIL

By UTN Reporter

Kampala –The High Court in Kampala has granted bail to Joseph Kanyamunyu brother to murder suspect Mathew Kanyamunyu together with Cynthia Munwangari.