Parliament’s appointments committee has today vetted the newly appointed chief justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo and his deputy Richard Buteera.p
President Museveni last week appointed Alfonse Owiny Dollo as the chief justice of the country after Bert Katureebe retired in June.
Richard Buteera was also appointed as deputy chief justice.
The appointments committee chaired by the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga started the process of vetting with the chief justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo interacting with the committee first.
Speaking to the media after his interaction with the committee , Owiny Dollo noted that he had a good interaction with the committee and said that his main focus will be ensuring access to justice.
Dollo says that he supports increasing the retirement age of judges at different levels because they remain still very useful.
Commenting on the issue of case backlog, he there is nothing much that can be done as the number of judges is still very small compared to the number of magistrate areas in the country which has led to some magistrates manning more than one magistrate areas hence causing the piling of cases.