July 21, 2024

Lira Chief Magistrate, registrar transferred in new judiciary reshuffle

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By Bonny Otim Ogwal (bonny.otim@vol.co.ug)

Lira City

The Judiciary has transferred Lira Chief Magistrate Samsom Abiti Loum and Lira High Court assistant registrar Godfrey Ssalaam Ngoobi in a major reshuffle which saw 29 judicial officers moved to new duty stations.

The transfers which were announced Wednesday evening by the Judiciary, saw Abiti Loum who has been serving in Lira for the last three years moved to Moyo as the new Chief Magistrate, and he will be replaced by Adoko Joe Fay who has been transferred from Moyo to Lira as Chief Magistrate.

Moyo Chief Magistrate Innocent David Omara who was appointed a year ago has been transferred to Nwoya as the new Chief Magistrate.

Lira High Court assistant registrar Godfrey Ssalamu Ngobi has been taken to Criminal Division as assistant registrar meanwhile Kaweesa Godfrey has been transferred from mediation registry  to Lira High court as deputy registrar.

In other transfers, Mukono High Court deputy registrar Akullu Elizabeth Ogwal has been taken to registry of magistrate’s affairs and data management.

Ijang Maureen Eunice has been transferred as assistant registrar from the family division and moved to Mukono High Court.

According to the statement released by the judiciary, 10 deputy registrars ,9 assistant registrars, 3 chief magistrates and 3 magistrates grade one have been moved to new areas.

While releasing the transfers, the Chief registrar Sarah Langa Siu observed that the transfers are normal in the service and are intended to improve service delivery according to a press statement signed by Judiciary public relations officer Eremye James and principal communications officer Sheila Wamboga.

Two new registries of alternative dispute resolution and communications and public relations have also been operarionalised by the judiciary.

Chief Justice Alfonce Owiny Dollo Chigamoy says the new registries will foster the deliberate efforts by the judiciary to reeingineer its service and ensure that justice is administered efficiently and effectively.

Dollo added that Judiciary will continue to strengthen these registries so that they achieve their set objectives.

Download the Judiciary press release to read the full list.

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