Judges, Magistrates Meet Today to Vote on Strike

Striking Judicial officers under the Uganda Judicial Officers Association (UJOA) are slated to meet today in an extraordinary General Assembly to decide on whether or not to suspend their strike.

The meeting follows government’s decision this week to address some of the officers’ concerns about their working conditions, that led to the strike that shut down courts around the country for nearly two weeks.

Godfrey Kaweesa, the president of UJOA says association members will be voting today on whether or to end the strike.

In the same meeting, the UJOA Executive will unveil to members the government’s position on their concerns, as announced Monday by Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Gen Kahinda Otafiire.

Otafiire at a press conference appealed to judicial officers to return to work after government agreed to provide them with vehicles, security guards, office equipment and address their salary issues within one month.

The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe is expected to attend today’s UJOA meeting.

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