Small claims procedure extended to more courts in Eastern Uganda

By Wilson Kamukono

As part of the efforts to improve administration of justice, more courts in Eastern Uganda have embraced Small Claims Procedure (SCP). The new courts to get on board are Bugembe and Kakira, both in Busoga region.

The extension of small claims procedures has been done by the Jinja Resident Judge, Lady Justice Jeanne Rwakakooko and the head of Commercial division Justice Henry Peter Adonyo.

The Officer incharcge of Bugembe Police, Ms. Catherine Omaido applauded the Judiciary for thanked the Judiciary for introducing a procedure where civil matter victims can cheaply resolve commercial disputes without the involvement of lawyers or police. She pledged to sensitize the procedure at the police station with help of the IEC materials.

The resident Judge of Jinja , Lady Justice Jeanne Lwakakoko at the launch

The Resident Judge encouraged the court users present to embrace the procedure because it’s affordable and sufficient. Also present at the launch was the Assistant CAO, Ms. Nakayize Barbara who thanked the Judiciary for launching in the Busoga region, saying it shall reduce on small money matters that have turned dangerous.

“These small money issues that elevate to murder shall definitely be handled, thanks to this initiative that Judiciary has launched.” She said

Justicr Adonyo thanked the court users for attending the launch and following the SOPs. He advised the court users present to always write down agreements special when it comes to money transactions. “These agreements are evidence in the small claims court a.” He said.

Present at the launch was the Nakawa magistrate, Jacklyn Kagoya who represented the Ag. Registrar of small claims Lillian Bucyana.
The marks 96 courts so far to launch SCP, she also added that SCP will yield great results if well utilized.

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