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120 judges Deployed in Uganda to clear backlog.

uganda_court.jpgOne hundred and twenty judges most of whom are magistrates are to be deployed to help to clear the cronic backlog of cases both civil and criminal that have plagued the judiciary for years. The co-ordinator of the Justice Law and Order Sector, Paul Gadenya has said that there is a backlog of over 40,000 cases some of which have been going for years. He said that about 24,000 of these are civil caseswhile the rest are criminal cases.

Most of the civil cases are in Kampala while most of the criminal cases are upcountry.

Gadenya said 20 judges, 60 chief magistrates, 30 grade one magistrates and 30 grade two magistrates will be relocated to work on the backlog.