Principal Judge Zeija Shuffles 19 Judges, Deploys New Ones

Principal Judge Zeija Shuffles 19 Judges, Deploys New Ones

By Spy Uganda

The Principal Judge, Dr Flavian Zeija, has transferred nineteen Judges of the High Court and deployed Sixteen newly appointed Acting Judges, according to the statement released by the judiciary.

Zeija says the deployment of new Judges takes immediate effect while those on transfer, their effective date of assumption of duty shall be communicated to individual officers affected. 

“Due to the demands of service, some transfers shall take immediate effect,” says Zeija in a statement obtained by Spy Uganda.

Judiciary says a couple of factors were considered in deploying and transferring the Judges among them including; the existing workload at the different duty stations as Circuits and Divisions with heavy case backlogs.

Meanwhile, the deployments have seen new High Court Circuits such as Iganga, Tororo, Luwero, Hoima, Rukungiri and Moroto get Resident Judges. The Head of the High Court said he was optimistic that the addition of more Judges at the High Court will bring about a drastic reduction in the existing case backlog hence the effective and efficient administration of justice.

Notable among the transfers include Hon. Justice David Batema from Mukono High Court to Iganga High Court, Hon. Justice Isabirye Kaweesa from High Court Land Division to Tororo High Court, Hon. Justice Matovu David from High Court Family Division to Mukono as Head of Circuit and Hon. Lady Justice Ikit Mary as Resident Judge, Moroto High Court Circuit

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