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Government to Review LC Court Powers

Adolf Mwesige

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Officials say the move is being spearheaded In partnership with the Justice Law, Order Sector (JLOS), and the International Law Institute – African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI-ACLE).

With funding from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), the Ministry recently held a 3-day workshop to review the draft training manual for Local Council Courts.

“The training manual will be used by trainer of trainers to sensitise local council courts on legal matters within their jurisdiction as entailed in relevant legislation including the Local Council Courts Act of 2006, Children Act and Regulations of 2007,” the ministry informed in a statement.

Following detailed discussions on the manual, participants made comprehensive contributions pertaining to reform in the manual.

Among these were proposals for legislative reforms in a number of areas including local Council court fees and allowances.

Emphasis was also placed on the need for written summons over oral summons, and reduction of the powers of LCC courts in regard to sale and attachment of properties.

As a way forward, it was agreed that once the changes are incorporated, the amended document be shared with stakeholders who may give feedback to MoLG after which the document will be printed and a date scheduled for the official launch.

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