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President Museveni Commission New Supreme Court Building

President Museveni accompanied by Chief Justice Owiny Dollo cuts the tape as he commissions newly constructed Court of Appeal and supreme Court buildings in Kampala on Thursday. PPU Photo.

By Agency

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Thursday commissioned the newly built Supreme Court and Court of Appeal buildings at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala.

During the commissioning, President Museveni congratulated the Judiciary and the government of Uganda for funding and putting up the two modern structures.

“This was all done with the government money. It was not a grant from some place or a loan. Now this proves what the NRM government has been telling you. We told you that there’s nothing that you cannot do but we need to plan and prioritise. This is what we really advise Ugandans. Don’t try to touch too many things because if you try to do so, you end up doing nothing,” he said.

“The commissioning of this building confirms that there’s nothing that you cannot do, if we prioritise. Everything is important but what do we need immediately that cannot wait? And which one should we handle to push us to a higher threshold? If we take that line, we shall manage and we are managing.”

President Museveni, on the other hand, assured the Judiciary that the government still maintains its target of increasing the court system budget to Shs800 billion.

The Chief Justice, His Lordship, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo said the commissioning of the two appellate Courts was indeed a historic milestone in the light of the history of the Judiciary of Uganda.

The Permanent Secretary- Judiciary, Mr. Pius Bigirimana also noted that with the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in place, the Judiciary will now save Shs6 billion annually which the institution has been paying as rent for the two courts.

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