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Bundibugyo Community Justice Centre officially Opened

 

BUNDIBUGYO - The Community Justice Centre in Bundibugyo was on March 5 2013 officially opened by the Honorable the Chief Justice of the Republic of Uganda in the company of members of the JLOS Leadership and Steering Committee and Development partners.The Community justice centre which will house the Uganda Police, Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions and the Chief Magistrates Court is part of the sector initiatives to enhance access to Justice for all – especially the poor and marginalized. The Justice centre will also greatly reduce the need for renting buildings and reduced transportation costs since its is strategically located in the centre of town.

District leaders and Judicial officers who included the Resident District Commisioner, area member of parliament (women) and the resident Judge, Justice Mike Chibita appreciated JLOS for the Justice centres and affirmed that justice would now be dispensed in a civil environment. They praised the development partners and the contractor Hotel Zawadi who finished the construction in record time. Hon. Kahinda Otafiire, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs applauded the people of Bundibugyo for the warm welcome and urged them to make good use of the facility as a driver for development in the area. He also thanked the development partners for their generosity in funding the construction project.

The Chief Justice said that the presence of the JLOS team in Bundibugyo was testament of a deeper and shared vision to serve all the people of Uganda without discrimination. He also thanked the Development Partners Group in general, chaired by Denmark, for supporting the Sector and the Netherlands Government in particular who provided the bulk of the funding for the construction of the community justice centre in Bundibugyo.

 

The commissioning of the justice centre is part of the ongoing monitoring and evaluation visit to western Uganda by the political leadership of JLOS – the first of its kind in the sector’s 13 year history.

 

The Monitoring and evaluation team later in the afternoon visited the Fort Portal Children’s Remand home where a guided tour around the facility was done led by the State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Hon. Ronald Kibuule.

 

 

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