By Stephen Wandera firstname.lastname@example.org
KAMPALA. Uganda, Court of Appeal Uganda Human Rights Commission and Immigrations Department have been named as poor performers in the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) in the 2017/2018 government assessment report.
“Court of Appeal did not achieve any of the annual targets. Overall, 482 appeals were disposed of against planned 670 appeals. Average time to dispose of an appeal in Court of Appeal was 3.3 years. Regarding poor level of compliance to immigration laws, 1 for every 2 foreigners investigated has an invalid immigration facility,” reads the report Uganda Vanguard has seen.
Justices and Constitutional Affairs Minister Gen. Kahinda Otafire report presented by Internal Affairs Minister Gen. J.J. Odong to top government officials in Kampala on Tuesday September 12th 2018
Gen. Odong further explained, “Only 46 percent of immigration service delivery points meet set standards. Low disposal rate of cases by UHRC (Uganda Human Rights Commission), there I need to fully constitute UHRC commission membership.”
To address the concerns, Gen. Odongo said the sector prioritized construction of one stop border points and there is need to enhance linkage with URA (Uganda Revenue Authority) and share facilities at the border.
“Automation of immigration business process and issuance of alien ID (Identification) is ongoing and strengthening border vigilance and screening,” he added.
Gen. Otafire said funds have been secured for establishment of a JLOS FM for civic education for public awareness of their rights.
He hailed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers who handed on average 23 files against the internationally recommended 12.1 files annnualy.