Mr. Pius Bigirimana

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Pius Bigirimana has disclosed that effective October, Judicial staff will receive their salaries on their accounts by the 10th of every month.

Bigirimana said during Judiciary’s Weekly Health Run at the Kampala High Court Grounds. Like other civil servants, judicial officers have been receiving their salaries towards the end of the month, however the ministry moves to amend the practice for all staff to access their monthly pays at the first quarter of the month.

“Effective this month, everyone should be able to receive their monthly salaries by the 10th of every month. Judicial Officers will also receive their enhanced salaries, together with arrears of the months of July to September 2019,” said Mr Bigirimana.

He said for Judicial Officers, their salaries will come enhanced and the ministry will also pay their arrears right from the month of July 2019.

The PS/SJ also announced the completion of the first Bathroom for the females at the headquarters. “I am happy to announce that the first of the six bathrooms we promised is fully functional with hot water in the showers”, said Mr Bigirimana, adding that the remaining five bathrooms will be installed in the shortest time.

According to the salary structure that was released by the Ministry of Public Service, after salary enhancement, judicial officers under courts of judicature for the current financial year, a High Court judge earns a monthly salary of Shs17.55 million up from Shs9 million.

A Court of Appeal/ Constitutional Court Justice earns a monthly salary of Shs17.9m up from Shs9.3m and  Supreme Court justice is now earning Shs18.3m up from Shs9.6m.

The Chief Justice now earns a monthly salary of Shs20, 670,000 million up from Shs20 million. His deputy earns Shs19.5 million up from Shs18 million.

The Principal Judge, earn Shs18.7 million up from Shs17 million and the Chief Registrar earns Shs13.2 million from Shs5.7 million.