Six newly appointed members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) were sworn in on Thursday January 21st by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo at the Supreme Court premises at the ceremony that the head of the Judiciary blasted politicians that have “no faith” in the Judiciary.
These include the Chairperson Benjamin Isingoma Kabiito, his Deputy Faith Mwondha, and four Members; Supreme Court Justice Stella Arach Amoko, Ruth Ssebatindira, Norah Matovu Winyi and John Bitarabeho.
Apart from Justice Arach, the five were re-appointed to serve another term.
In his remarks the Chairperson Justice Kabiito on behalf of the Commission pledged to vigorously persue the long sought after constitutional and statutory amendments that are intended to transform the membership of the Commission towards the effective, efficient and timely discharge of their functions.
Justice Kabiito noted that a Commission with all members being of full time membership will address and resolve, constraints and challenges that impact the judiciary, other stakeholders and most of all the members of the public.
He then proposed to set up an Anti-Corruption Committee to give focus and attention to these concerns and demands and work out a policy framework work, platform and mechanism within the ambit of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2019/2020- 2023/2024, and give fresh impetus to prosecuting robust and effective anti-corruption measures.
Meanwhile in an interview with the Chief Justice on how prepared the Judiciary is on election petitions and the fact that there those candidates who feel they have no confidence in the Judges (they say are appointed by the President), Justice Owiny Dollo said they are ready for any petitions arising out of all the elections and that whoever feels uncomfortable with the Judges should blame Parliament that endorses them to the bench following their recommendation by the Judicial Service Commission; otherwise neither of them chose himself to be a Judge.