At least 73 judicial officers will be affected in the latest transfers which have been undertaken by the judiciary in Uganda.
According to a document released by the judiciary on December 15, 1 Registrar, 5 Deputy Registrars, 2 Assistant Registrars, 3 Chief Magistrates and 63 Magistrate Grade Ones will be affected by the new changes.
The Chief Registrar Ms. Sarah Langa Siu who undertook the transfers said the transfers will be effective 1st January 2021.
In the latest transfers, Ms. Susan Kamyange 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 2020.
Also in the transfers, some of the magistrates have been assigned additional responsibilities of caretaking High Court registries due to the limited number of registrars.
“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” The Chief Registrar said.
“We are still grappling with the issue of numbers especially in registrars and Chief Magistrate’s ranks and that is the reason why we have not made many changes there” said Ms. Langa.