Chief Justice Justice Bart Katurebe has presided over the opening a new state-of-the-art auditorium at the Law Development Centre (LDC), saying that the facility will help LDC improve service delivery.
LDC officials said the plan to build the auditorium at LDC was hatched in the 2007/2008 financial year. Construction was funded by the Government of Uganda with support from the JLOS development partners.
The ultramodern auditorium can accommodate up to 100 people, is air-conditioned and equipped with modern seats and a public address system. It will also provide space for general lectures, seminars and moot competitions. Officials say it will also generate money from external users who will pay for space at a cost of Shs6 million per day.
At the function Justice Katurebe also launched three volumes of the Uganda Law Reports for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012, which documents provide precedents to judges on the Bench and lawyers at the Bar and are also helpful to law students and legal researchers.
Present were stakeholders from the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) and development partners led by the Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, Henk Jan Bakker.