Executions and Bailiffs Division officially closed

The Bailiffs and Executions Division of the High Court has been officially closed.

It has been closed with over 11,531 files, of which 8,061 were ongoing whereas 3,470 files have been completed during its 9 years tenure.

The Principal Judge, Dr. Flavian Zeija, received the Final Report from the Implementation Committee on the Re-organization of the Execution and Bailiffs Division of the High Court (EBD).

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With the inception of the final report, the principal Judge hopes to make some adjustments in the Judiciary especially with resources at hand.

In 2011, the then Principal Judge Yolkham Bamwine created an Execution Division at the High Court to handle executions from all the Divisions of the High Court and Surrounding Magisterial areas of Buganda Road, Mengo, Nakawa, Nabweru and Makindye.

Lady Justice Henrietta Wolayo (former head of EBD), who presented the Report to PJ, chaired the Committee. Other members were Mr. Pius Bigirimana (PS/SJ), HW Samuel Emokor (Registrar High Court), Andrew Khaukha (Technical Advisor to the Judiciary), and the Committee Secretary, HW Dorothy Ssempala Lwanga (Assistant Registrar, Inspectorate).

The Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu and Uganda Law Society President, Ms. Phiona Nabaasa, were in attendance.

Dr. Zeija used the occasion to declare the Execution and Bailiffs Division officially closed. He said the resources of the Division will be used to operationalize the Luwero High Court Circuit, which he said should be operational by July this year.