TO MEETING STRIKING JUDICIAL OFFICIALS: JSC boss Justice Benjamin Kabiito

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) chairman Justice Benjamin Kabiito has scheduled a meeting with striking judicial officials this afternoon, at 3pm.

The judicial officials under their umbrella organization, the Uganda Judicial Officials Association (UJOA), went on strike last Friday, demanding ‘better pay’.

Established under Article 146 of the 1995 Constitution, the JSC’s mandate is to recruit judicial officers and regulate their conduct, and, according to Justice Kabiito’s communication, today’s meeting is to chart a way forward.

Strange as the issue of public servants going on strike might be, sometime this year officials from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) also laid down their tools, demanding for ‘better pay’. The industrial action by the DPP officials, that followed the increment of Judges’ salaries, also paralysed the activities in all courts across the country.

Meanwhile, in a related development sources say President Yoweri Museveni is set to meet with the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and the Chief Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe over the matter.