President Yoweri Museveni has presided over the swearing-in ceremony of the recently appointed Principal Judge, Dr Flavian Zeija.
The swearing-in event took place Tuesday at State House Entebbe. The new Supreme Court Justices Mike Chibita, Percy Night Tuhaise and Ezekiel Muhanguzi also took oath.
outgoing Principal Judge, Hon. Justice Dr. Yorokamu Bamwine, deployed the 12 newly appointed judges to different stations.The administrative head of the High Court also transferred 21 other judges.
Justice Dr Bamwine who has been the Principal Judge clocked his retirement on December 25 last year.
Museveni recently appointed the Mbarara Senior Resident Judge, Hon. Justice Dr Flavian Zeija to succeed Bamwine.
“I congratulate the new Justices for elevation to the highest court and salute outgoing Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine for a job well done,” Museveni said in a statement.
“I am glad that God and history have given me an opportunity to participate in rebuilding Uganda’s Judiciary”.
He said he will be outlining his views on the works in the Judiciary during the forthcoming Judges Conference.
“There is a judges conference coming up soon where I will share my detailed views on what the institution is doing well and areas that can be improved”.
Tuesday’s ceremony was also attended by the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe and the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Prof Ephraim Kamuntu.