The Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Ddolo has assured Court Users that, now that the Court of Appeal Registry has been tremendously transformed, service delivery is going to be quick and timely.
The DCJ described the Court of Appeal’s old Registry as something worse than a grave yard or a village rubbish pit that is likened to an Anthill of sorts.
This as he Commissioned the New Registry and hailed,” The International Justice Mission,” an organisation that has helped to turn around the situation at the Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal is situated at Twed Towers on Kafu Road in Kampala, and for sometime now both its Criminal and Civil Registries have been separate due to lack of enough space, until late last year when the said organisation approached the Judiciary to have it revamped.
The International Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.
About 100mshs has been ejected into the Nerve Centre of the Court of Appeal, which is now able to convey information without any form of corruption, no more missing files, but rather enhanced levels of accountability and transparency right from filing of cases to delivery of Judgements.
The Court of Appeal which also houses the Constitutional court serves the vast majority of the vulnerable, given that 90 percent of the people who enter the Criminal Justice System and whose appeals are being heard, are poor people.