The Uganda Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has appointed 35 new Chief Magistrates in the latest developments at the Judiciary.
According to Judicial Service Commission communications officer Ms Maria Teresa Nabulya, the recruitment of the new chief magistrates is in fulfillment of the expanded Judiciary structure whose goal is to have a chief magistrate in every district.
The newly appointed Chief Magistrates include Lochomin Peter Fred, Neumbe Ritah Kidasa, Kosia Kasibayo, Ajok Betty, Natwijuka Aloysius Baryeza, Nsenge Roseline.
Namusobya Sarah Mutebi, Alule Augustine Koma, Niwaha Shallon, Angura Fiona Sheila, Nanvuma Jane, Francis Kabombo, Andrew Atim, Harriet Okello, Okoth Thomas Aquinas.
Mfitundinda George, Nakyazze Racheal, Kabahuma Lucy, Karungi Doreen, Olga Awidi, Suzan Kabugho, Byakutaga Caroline.
Namazzi Ann Jacqueline, Adoko Joe Fay, Epobu Daniel, Komakech Kenneth, Ssemwanga Nalugya Mariam, Osauro John Pauls, Gakyaro Mpirwe Allan, Owino Paul Abdonson.
Nashiero Mwandha Robert Ekirita, Muhangi Saverino, Gibson Akankwasa, Edward Kabayo, Adikin Esther, Gumtwero Justine Olal, Ociba Gloria, Byamugisha Derickb and will serve in their positions for one year before being confirmed permanently.
The majority of the appointees are Grade one Magistrates, while others have been working at Law Development Centre, Office of the Inspector General of Government, and other government agencies.