Richard Buteera: New DCJ calls for quick disposal of case backlog

The Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera has tasked Registrars to come up with plans on how to clear the pending Constitutional petitions.

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The Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera has tasked  Registrars to come up with plans on how to clear the pending Constitutional petitions.

According to the records, there are 288 Constitutional Petitions and 284 Constitutional Applications pending at the Constitutional Court.

He also stressed the need for solutions on how to handle backlog without affecting the other cases.

The DCJ said “I believe in team work, hard work and time keeping.”

The Deputy Chief said this while, assuming office at his chambers at the Court of Appeal/ Constitutional Court on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

The Deputy Chief Justice met and interacted with Justices; Geofrey Kiryabwire and Remmy Kasule who welcomed him to the Court.

He also met the Court’s new Registrar, Anguandia Opifeni Godfrey and Ag. Assistant Registrar, Mary Babirye. The DCJ emphasized the need for clear work plans for the remaining part of the year and the year ahead. Justice Buteera said it was important to outline such activities so that they are scheduled in time.

HW Babirye welcomed the new DCJ and took him through the work plan for the year. She briefed him on upcoming Constitutional Petitions session where 53 matters will be handled. She further briefed him on the pending in-house Criminal session as well as planned sessions in Fort Portal and Arua.

He assumes office after he alongside Chief Justice, Alphonse Owiny-Dollo took oath of office on September 8, 2020 at State House, Entebbe.

The Deputy Chief Justice is expected to meet all the Justices at the Court on September 30, 2020.

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