By; Charles Katabalwa
President Museveni has appointed 14 judges to the High Court and Court of Appeal respectively answering the persistent out cry of limited number of judges in the courts of judicature.
According to the February 7 notice from the clerk of Parliament to the MPs of the appointments committee, the President has appointed four justices to the Court of Appeal; Justice Christopher Madrama, Justice Stephen Musota, Justice Percy Tuhaise and Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi who recently retired as a High Court judge upon clocking 65 years of age.
Those appointed to the High Court Bench include; Chief Registrar, Paul Gadenya, Chief Magistrate Joyce Kavuma, deputy registrars; Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya, Alex Ajiji, Tadeo Asiimwe and Emmanuel Baguma.
Others to the High Court are; High Court advocates; Musa Sekaana, Richard Wabwire, state attorney, Jane Abodo, and Cornelia Sabiiti, the former executive director of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA).
The Speaker of Parliament has received the president’s communication and summoned the MPs on the appointments committee for a meeting on Wednesday, February 14th and Thursday 15th, at 9:30am in the South Committee room to interact and consider the approval of the new officers.