Retired Chief Justice Bart Katureebe

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has called on the newly appointed Chief Registrar, Esta Nambayo to promote teamwork in judiciary saying her junior registrars’ need a lot of guidance and support for smooth flow of activities.

Nambayo has assumed office from Registrar Isaac Muwata who has been delegating since May this year. She replaced Justice Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa, who was appointed High Court Judge.

Officiating at the handover ceremony at High Court, Justice Katureebe promised to support her in all judicial activities saying, “you are taking up the engine room for the Judiciary, junior bench still needs a lot of guidance, but sometimes you need to crack the whip,”

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“Many of the new junior officers do not show as much respect to the senior members of the bench, we need to ensure that people do their work. The issue of transfer needs to be handled with firmness; otherwise, most people may not want to be posted outside Kampala,”

Principal Judge, Justice Dr. Yorokamu Bamwine, advised Nambayo to work with diligence and honesty to effectively manage the challenging office of the Chief Registrar. “Keep knocking on people’s doors for consultations and we will always be there for you,” he said.

The Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, advised Nambayo to tap into the wealth of practical experience of many former Chief registrars who are still in Judicial Service.

In her remarks Nambayo pledged to promote a culture of working through clear work plans as well as having in place a clear policy and guidelines on judicial officers’ transfers to reduce on the number of complaints.

“I will work with everybody, promote integrity, accountability, discipline and teamwork,” she said.
Nambayo will be tracing the footsteps of Lady Justice Flavia Senoga Anglin, the first-ever female Chief Registrar, who was elevated to High Court judge status some years back.