The Uganda Law society has asked the East African Legislative Assembly to intervene in a situation where the country has no substantive Chief Justice.
In company of the East African law Society that was paying a courtesy call to the East African Legislative Assembly, the President Uganda Law Society Ruth Sebatindira asked the Speaker of the EALA Margaret Zziwa to ensure the regional Parliament add its voice to the need for a substantive Chief Justice in Uganda.
At the on-going Judges’ conference in Entebbe, lawyers and other stakeholders in the judicial sector expressed the need for appointment of a substantive head of the judiciary.
Sebatindira says that the voice of the East African Legislative Assembly is critical towards ensuring good governance in Uganda as a partner state of the East African Community and attaining its vision 2040.
However Zziwa noted that the absence of a chief justice is a matter of a sovereign state and the East African Legislative Assembly has little or nothing to do about. Zziwa also applauded the contributions of the former Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki who retired mid-last year after clocking 70 years of age.