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Museveni Elevates Paul Gadenya, Esta Nambayo

Some 68 Judicial Officers Appointed in New Judiciary Shakeup

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President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Esta Nambayo as the new Chief Registrar of the Courts of Judicature and Justice Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa as a High Court Judge.

Gadenya has been the Chief Registrar, but will now head to the High Court.

Nambayo has been a registrar of the Court of Appeal.

Previously, Nambayo served as Makindye Chief Magistrate, and later as an acting Registrar.

She will now head the technical branch consisting of judicial activities of the organization, and will be assisted by registrars.

Nambayo will also handle the implementation of policies and directions of the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and the Principal Judge.

In a letter addressed to the chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission Justice Benjamin Kabiito on August 7, Museveni wrote:  “In the exercise of powers vested in the President by Article 145 (2) of the constitution, I hereby appoint M/s Esta Nambayo as Chief Registrar courts of judicature.”

On August 27, the Judicial Service Commission wrote to Nambayo communicating her appointment and informing her of the next steps she has to undergo to formalize it.

“By copy of the letter, the Permanent Secretary for the judiciary and Permanent secretary to Judicial service commission are requested to attend to the administrative and other formalities required to formalize this appointment,” read part of a letter for the Judicial Service Commission.

More Transfers

About 70 judicial officers, including registrars, chief magistrates and Grade One Magistrates, were transferred last week, as communicated last Friday by Ag Chief Registrar Isaac Muwata.

The transfers which will take effect on September 1, 2018 will see 27  new appointments and promotions.

Some 41 other officers were mere transfers.

The appointed include:

  • five Registrars
  • four Assistant Registrars
  • 18 new Chief Magistrates

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