New Chief Justice Owiny Dollo sworn in, promises to engage President regularly
Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has Tuesday 8th September 2020 taken oath as Uganda’s 13th Chief Justice since independence.
Dollo was sworn in during a ceremony that was held at State House Entebbe. During his speech, the new Chief Justice thanked the president for his appointment.
“I give my word your Excellency, you will be getting tired of me and my team engaging you to present to you our views on how best the Judiciary of Uganda can serve the people of Uganda” he promised.
During the same event, President Yoweri Museveni requested the new team to ensure that murderers, rapists, defilers and all people those charged with assault are denied bail.
Mr. Museveni said bail is another danger and that the time should be reduced from 360 days to 180 if the culprit is not being tried.
“Although there are pressures, of too much work. If the judiciary prioritizes things like murder, rape and assault, the other things can delay but these ones are very sensitive” the President noted.
Owiny Dollo was appointed Chief Justice on 20th August 2020, replacing Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe who resigned early this year.