First Lady Janet Museveni has called upon lawyers, judges and prosecutors in the country to always put God first in their work.
Officiating at the opening of the first National Christian Lawyers Conference at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala, Mrs Museveni said all activities at various levels of administration must begin with God.
“Every endeavour in serving people, whether in the Executive or Legislative or Judiciary, ought to begin with God,” she said.
“The administration of justice in particular must be rooted in a Godly world view because righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne.”
The First Lady asked the Christian lawyers to champion the process of eradicating corruption so that Uganda may be named among the least corrupt nations of the world.
She further advised that God should be put first both in the enactment of laws and their administration.
Corruption, Mrs Museveni said, results into ineffectiveness of the judicial system.
Speaking at the event, the deputy Chief justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo who represented the chief justice called upon fellow legal practitioners to always embrace the practice of fair hearing which is talked about in the Bible as one of the things God put into consideration before condemning anybody.
“We are a country blessed with a First Lady who is deeply in faith and she has motivated us in our work through her faith,” Dollo said.
Justice Stella Arach Amoko from the Supreme Court and a member of the judiciary training committee thanked the First Lady for being a good example to Ugandans as a committed Christian, which has attracted many people to give their lives to God.
Mr George Bamugemereire, the Deputy IGG revealed that the Christian Lawyers Association, which started as a fellowship at Makerere now has over 200 lawyers.