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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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250 GOLFERS FOR ANNUAL CAPTAINS‘ TOURNEY

Over 250 golfers are expected to participate in the annual Golfers’ tournament which will be preceded by a one-day course. The event is expected on Saturday 12th March 2016 at the Uganda Golf Club, in Kampala. As Lady Captain Katy Kabenge explains, the event is geared towards developing the game further in the Country, and groom more talent.

JANET LASHES OUT TO PARENTS

By UTN Reporter

Iganga - The Minister for Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni has lashed at parents in Busoga region for failing to feed their children at school.

CIID INTERROGATES JOURNALISTS

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

Police CIID in Kibuli is holding four journalists on allegation of publishing false news. Stanely Ndaula of the Investigator and Felix Osike the Weekend editor of the New Vision are being interrogated Police after writing that Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura had been put under house arrest.

DCJ KAVUMA ISSUES ORDER STOPING FDC DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN

Deputy Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma has issued an order restraining the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, its agent and Dr. Kizza Besigye from carrying out their planned peaceful demonstrations from party headquarters to Nakivubo Blue Primary on May 5th 2016.

The demonstration was to show dissatisfaction with the outcome of the February 18th presidential

M7 SWEARING CONTESTED IN COURT

Court has Transfered Misc. Application No. 887 of 2016 from the Execution Division to the Civil Division of the High Court.

This application which seeks to block the swearing in of President Museveni

JUSTICE FAITH MWONDHA AWARDED 100M OVER DEFAMATION

Court: Supreme Court Judge Faith Mwondha has been awarded 100 million shillings by the High Court in Kampala as damages when it found out that she was maliciously defamed by a local daily news paper.

Mwondha formerly the Inspector of Government (IGG) was reported by

MAO ON POLICE BRUTALITY

Gulu – Democratic Party President Norbert Mao and a host of other opposition politicians in Gulu have argued Ugandans to remain strong and resist intimidation from the military and the Police as the country braces itself for the much anticipated Presidential and Parliamentary Elections the week.

Mao led the chorus after gathering a cross section of

SMUGGLING OF WILD SPICES AS URA RECOVERS 153 SMUGGLED TORTOISES

Uganda Revenue Authority, URA enforcement wing have arrested three people found smuggling 153 tortoises from Nakapiripiti district to unknown destination.

These tortoises were found parked in sacks which raised the

JUDICIARY RESHUFFLES OVER 40 MAGISTRATES

Court: The Ugandan Judiciary has transferred 43 Grade One magistrates, a move aimed at filling up the existing gaps left following the recent promotions.

The Judiciary in a statement signed off by Senior Communications Officer Solomon Muyita, says that the transfers take immediate effect.

The transfers effected by the Chief Registrar Paul Gadenya,