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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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STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY SAGA

The Export and Import Bank of China, Exim has developed cold feet to finance the remaining Standard Gauge Railway line from Nairobi to Kisumu to Malaba Uganda border line, the Finance Minister of Uganda Matiya Kasaija has revealed.

The Exim bank contemplation to fund the Nairobi, Kisumu Mlaba SGR

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ORDERS FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF PROF BALUNYWA

UTN Reporter

The replacement of the embattled Principle Makerere University Business School, Prof Wasswa Balunywa hits a snag following his reappointment by President Yoweri Museveni barely

BUDGET CUTS ON SOCIAL SERVICES IRK CIVIL SOCIETY

UTN Reporter

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations in the Budget advocacy forum have decried the sharp budget cuts by the Ministry of Finance especially on social services, as intended to affect service delivery and lower the standard of living of an ordinary Ugandan tax payer. In the Proposed Budget framework 2017/18, the Ministry of Finance and economic Planning has instituted budgetary cuts on all ministries,

MASIRO LAND IS NOT INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY- MAYIGA

Mengo:Buganda’s premier Charles Peter Mayiga has sounded a strong warning to all those individuals intending to develop the Masiro land to desist from the move.

The vibrant Katikiro says unless an individual has consulted with

FOUR SHOT DEAD IN MUKONO

Four people have been shot dead in Mukono, and scores injured when gun men raided a Mobile Money Kiosk in Nabuti trading center.

The thugs opened fire to the crowds at about 9pm killing

Mbabazi Combs Buhweju, Rubirizi

Independent Presidential Candisate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has combed areas of Rubirizi and Buhweju districts in his bid to win the presidency. The Two districts share a boarder with Kanungu, Mbabazi’s home district. They also all share a boarders with a game reserve, making them share a common problem of animal vermin that destroy their gardens amidst Government neglect.

KATOSI ROAD SCAM, SUSPECT ASKS COURT TO PLEAD GUILTY

Joe Ssemugooma, the former AG Director Finance and Administration with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has expressed his willingness to plead guilty to the corruption charges and also refund the tax payers money that he allegedly took in connection to the famous Mukono-Katosi road scam

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This development happened mid morning when the hearing of the

FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY FINALLY IN UGANDA

ENTEBBE - The long-awaited FIFA World Cup trophy has arrived in Uganda amidst tight security.

The World Cup trophy jetted into the country alongside a team of FIFA officials

Rural Ugandan Women Cry For Fair Trade

Ugandan Civil Society Organisations have embarked on a campaign to re-energize rural women groups in agro-business to empower family economies across the country