Judiciary has deployed 96 newly appointed judicial officers and 74 have been transferred in a bid to improve access to justice in the country. The officers include registrars, assistant registrars, and grade one magistrates.
According to Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny–Dollo, the new deployments are geared towards strengthening the capacity of the courts to settle disputes in a timely manner and promote the rule of law.
While releasing the transfer list, the Chief Registrar, Ms Sarah Langa Siu stated that the transfers and deployments have been informed by caseload and the fulfillment of the Chief Justice’s promise to extend judicial services closer to the people.
Langa is optimistic that with these numbers at the magisterial level, case backlog in the Magistrates Courts will significantly reduce.
According to Langa, the deployments are with immediate effect, while the transfers are with effect from September 1st, 2023.