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Justice Nambayo Hands Over CR Office to Ag. Chief Registrar
HW Chemutai receiving the handover report from Hon. Lady Justice Nambayo

Hon.Lady Justice Esta Nambayo formally handed over the office of Chief Registrar to Ag. Chief Registrar, HW Tom Chemutai.

The ceremony,which took place in the Chief Justice's Boardroom at the High Court in Kampala,was presided over by the Deputy Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo and witnessed by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Pius Bigirimana.

In her handover report, Hon. Lady Justice Nambayo, briefed the successor on the status of the office from its functions, current staffing, stakeholders, and property to the unaccomplished assignments. 

She appealed to the Ag. Chief Registrar to follow up on the pending assignments which among others include Registry Re-organization and data cleaning exercise,Case Census in all courts, ECMIS, Data reconciliation, drafting of registry manual guide on Registry Management, training advocates on new rules and gazetting of the already drafted rules. 

She stressed the need to review the Magisterial Areas Instrument of 2017 that may inform the decision on which courts ought to be closed or de-gazetted.

Adding,"I also proposed that all new entrants at Magistrate GI level go through a compulsory mentoring experience through attachment to judges for at least six months before eventual employment," she noted. 

She thanked members of the Judiciary Top Management and all staff for their wise counsel that guided her during her tenure as Chief Registrar.

HW Tom Chemutai, while receiving the instruments of power as Ag. Chief Registrar pledged to do his best during his tenure. "I will always be available in person, on phone or any other medium like WhatsApp", he said. 

Adding that he will follow up on all the pending projects to completion, and appealed for support from all stakeholders. "I will count on the support, guidance and cooperation from those I will be serving."

The Ag. Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice thanked Hon. Lady Justice Nambayo for her service and equally pledged to support the Ag. Chief Registrar. He advised Hon. Lady Justice Nambayo not to be complacent in her new role. "Do not sit on your role however, the work may be different, but do not allow complacence to come in," he said.

The DCJ equally the urged HW Chemutai to always consult. "Consult but do not fear to make decisions, bad administrators fail to make decisions," he said adding that he should avoid bias during his administration.  

On his part, the PS/SJ described HW Chemutai as a peaceful person and promised him full cooperation and support in the execution of his duties.

Posted 19th, December 2019
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