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Government Reacts as Prosecutor’s Strike Enter Second Day

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Empty court rooms at Buganda Road Court

The Prosecutors under the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) have entered a second day of their strike which is aimed at pressurizing government to look in to their salary increment and other work related demands.

Like yesterday, none of the prosecutors showed up at any of the courts in Kampala visited by Chimpreports.

The judges and the magistrates like yesterday were compelled to adjourn cases to other dates.

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Some Prosecutors were spotted around various courts like the Kampala High Court but dressed in casual wear.

However, unlike yesterday, today at Buganda Road court, grade one chief magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu of the Standards and Utilities Court held hearings of some cases that are being prosecuted by Private prosecutors from UMEME, Uganda Wildlife Authority as well as those from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).

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In an interview with Chimpreports, the President of Uganda Association of Prosecutors (UAP) David Baxter Bakibinga revealed that Cabinet has already committed its self to handle their issues in the shortest time possible

“We are glad that the Cabinet sat yesterday and it committed its self to address our grievances. The commitment message was presented to us last evening by the minister of justice and constitutional affairs Hon Kahinda Otafiire and we expect to present it to our General assembly very soon,” Bakibinga remarked.

The General Assembly, he said, is scheduled to sit on either Saturday or Monday next week, where members will decide whether or not to proceed with the industrial action.

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