JLOS House Project Overview
Central to the reforms being carried out by JLOS is the need to provide decent accommodation to all the JLOS institutions through one-stop centre offices. Consequently, JLOS has embarked on the construction of premises at Naguru, Kampala and on Plot 1, the Square to provide accommodation to government ministries, institutions and specifically the Judiciary, to house the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Constitutional Court and the Criminal, Anti-Corruption and International Criminal Divisions of the High Court. On completion the entire JLOS House project will provide 102,000 square meters of office space and save Government five million dollars which it spends annually on renting office premises for JLOS institutions.
The JLOS House project (one stop centre) will support and give impetus to ongoing reforms in the public sector aimed at improving the productivity of the public service through integration of services and sharing of common services such as ICT conference facilities and asset management and facilitating the growth of the private sector through the provision of timely public services.
Furthermore, the JLOS House project will introduce modern concepts of office management and incorporate environmental concepts of green and intelligent technology in the design and construction of public buildings. Ultimately, the savings generated by the one stop centre will free resources to revamp the legal sector while the benefits of delivering competitive public services will enhance Uganda’s competitiveness as it transforms into a modern progressive country.
Components of the JLOS House Complex
The JLOS House will have four components, namely the JLOS House, the Criminal Court House, the Appellate Courts and the headquarters of the Uganda Police Force. The JLOS House will provide office accommodation through a green and intelligent building for JLOS institutions as a one stop centre to facilitate and improve service delivery and increase access to JLOS services.
To provide office accommodation through a green and intelligent building for the JLOS institutions as a one-stop service centre in order to facilitate and improve service delivery and increase access to JLOS services.
To provide a green and intelligent building that will increase police productivity and improve quality of policing services.
To provide for a custom built Supreme Court, Constitutional and Court of Appeal that will promote access to judicial services and foster the rule of law in Uganda.
To enhance operational efficiency, promote coordination among JLOS agencies and reduce the high cost of public administration and rent while releasing resources to improve operations, productivity and service delivery.
To improve command and control while enhancing the quality of policing services
To promote judicial independence and reduce on judicial nomadism as result shifting from one rented premise to another.
JLOS House: QUICK FACTS
• To be constructed at Naguru, Kampala on Plot 1
• JLOS House to accommodate the following institutions: Judiciary, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Uganda Police, Uganda Prisons, Uganda Registration Services Bureau, Uganda Law Reform Commission, Centre for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Judicial Service Commission and the Tax Appeals Tribunal
• On completion the entire JLOS House project will provide 80,000 square meters of office space
• Project when complete to save Government $5m which it spends annually on renting office premises for JLOS institutions.
• JLOS House to be built with cutting edge green and intelligent building technology