Chief justice Hon Bart Katureebe Magunda has officially ended his term as head of the country’s Judiciary.
Friday 19 June 2020 was his last official working day as the head of judiciary, a position he has held for 5 years.
In a short letter to various stakeholders of the judiciary, Katureebe appreciated all those who have assisted him during his tenure.
“I believe that together we have registered some achievements in the Administration of Justice in the Country. I would urge all to extend the same support to the in-coming Chief Justice,” said Justice Katureebe.
While in office on Friday at Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala, Katureebe said she was being an example to other people that somebody can peacefully retire and go home.
“I’ll be coming to Kampala as a visitor, and may be to the Supreme Court where I still have three months to finish my judgments. I also want to complete my book and I hope I can have the manuscript ready by December.”
He said since the President has not yet appointed his replacement.
On Monday, he will hand over the office to his deputy, Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo, who will serve in acting capacity, pending the appointment of a substantive chief ustice.
“The Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) will be acting from Sunday, because I technically leave on Saturday 20th June midnight. After that, I will not be able to sign anything as Chief Justice”.
The symbolic handover ceremony will be held on Monday.
Katureebe has served the Government in various capacities from being a Member of Parliament, Minster of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, a state Attorney, and in judiciary he started from Grade One Magistrate up to the highest office of Chief justice
The outgoing Chief Justice Hon Bart Katureebe with some of his staff on Friday during his last day in office