Chief Justice Bart Katureebe Wednesday sworn in 8 newly appointed Grade One Magistrates at the High Court in Kampala with a message against corruption.
Speaking at the function, Katureebe said he was aware magistrates were not well remunerated but it was no excuse for taking bribes.
While addressing Parliament recently, Katureebe called for increased funding to judiciary saying they were being tempted to engage in bribery because of meagre salaries.
He reiterated his message calling for restoration of people’s confidence in the judiciary.
“It is important that we guard the rule of law as this is the key pillar to good governance and investment.”
He called on the public to support him in this by reporting all those queer things that happen in the courts of law as he cannot always be everywhere.
“We will then investigate and come up with a conclusion,” he said.
He called on judges to maintain the code of conduct upon which he gave them 47 laptops to help ease their work.
Magistrates and registrars shaken up
Meanwhile, the chief registrar has shaken up 31 magistrates and registrars.
Supreme Court, registrar Roy Byaruhanga, was replaced with Tom Chemutai who has been acting as the registrar in charge of execution at the same court.
Court of appeal registrar, Deo Nizeyimana, has been demoted to the inspectorate and replaced with Amos Kwizera.
Mary Khainza has been moved from the court of appeal to Jinja as a chief magistrate and assistant registrar.