By Frank Kamuntu
The Chief Registrar of the judicial organ of government of Uganda has shuffled 73 officers in new transfers.
The transfer schedule released on December 15, 2020, affects one Registrar, five Deputy Registrars, two Assistant Registrars, three Chief Magistrates, and 63 Magistrate Grade Ones. “These transfers will be effective on 1st January 2021,” said Ms. Langa.
“Majority of the magistrates have spent three years at a given station, so we had to move them. Many judicial officers are due for transfer, but we shall have to do this in a phased manner because transfers have financial implications,” she said.
Ms. Susan Kanyange has been moved from the Commercial Division of the High Court to replace her Court of Appeal counterpart, Godfrey Opifeni, who retires from service in January 2021.
Also in the transfers, some Chief Magistrates have been assigned additional responsibilities of caretaking High Court registries due to the limited number of Registrars to undertake the responsibilities.
“We are still grappling with the issue of numbers, especially in the Registrars and Chief Magistrates’ ranks, and that is the reason we have not made many changes there,” said the Chief Registrar.
See December 15, 2020, full transfer list below;