The Permanent Secretary to the Judiciary Mr Pius Bigirimana is intensifying his campaign for physical fitness among judicial officers.
Mr Bigirimana since his appointment to the Judiciary in July 2019, has been holding weekly physio sessions with different judicial officers at the Kampala High Court grounds.
The participants include judges, magistrates, registrars and support staff
He had been running the same campaign at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, where he served as Permanent Secretary since 2012.
Today’s session was graced by Deputy Chief Justice, Alphonse Owiny-Dollo.
“It is important for their health,” Bigirimana told us about the campaign. “It will contribute to improved performance and above all it will bring team spirit.”
He PS says he also intends to use these physical fitness sessions do part of his official work.
“I use it as a Baraza for communicating important policy, administrative and management issues for avoidance of doubt,” he said.
According to Principal Judge, Yorokamu Bamwiine, judicial officers, junior and senior need such kind of physical activities more than anyone else because of the nature of their work.
“There is no leisure time for judicial officers. They spend their time in court, some don’t go to church because they are writing judgements which leaves them with no time to socialize,” he said.
The activities include a health run starting from the High Court to Nakasero hill and back, as well as aerobics at High court.