Parliament Approves Justice Tumwesigye to Judicial Commission

Justice Jotham Tumwesigye

The former Inspector General of Government, about it price Justice Jotham Tumwesigye has been approved by Parliament as a member of the Judicial Service Commission.

Justice Tumwesigye appeared before the closed door Parliamentary Appointment`s committee sitting on Monday for vetting and was overwhelmingly voted though according to committee sources.

The appointing authority, President Yoweri Museveni using the powers mandated to him by the constitution under Article 146 (2) (d) nominated Justice Tumwesigye to the Judicial Service Commission and forwarded it to the Appointment`s committee chaired by speaker Rebecca Kadaga to approve him.

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“Both sides (National Resistance Movement and the Opposition) unanimously agreed to approve him. He faced very few usual questions and was thorough, ” one of the committee members who asked not to be named since they are not supposed to disclose their business said.

Justice Tumwesigye did not face difficulties owing to his seniority, expertise and experience in the judiciary circles according to other committee sources.

“There was no need for any resistance. Justice Tumwesigye`s good record in the judiciary circles and knowledge saved him most. He went through,” another committee source said.

The Judicial Service Commission is a Constitutional body established under Article 146 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995.

The Commission is composed of 9 members with powers to facilitate improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Justice Administration in Uganda. The Commissioners are drawn from persons of integrity and unquestionable character.


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