Parliament vets appointed judges

Parliament vets appointed judgesThe Appointments Committee of Parliament has commenced the vetting of 28 judges appointed by the President early May. Those under scrutiny by the Committee chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Kadaga Rebecca include two judges appointed to the Supreme Court, nine judges of the Court of Appeal and 17 judges for the High Court.

The committee was scheduled to interact with Hon. Justice Amos Twinomujuni and Hon. Justice Arach Amoko both appointed to the Supreme Court of Uganda.

Those considered for appointment to the Court of Appeal include Hon. Lady Justice Solomy Bbosa, Mr. Richard Buteera the current Director of Public Prosecutions, Hon. Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire,Justice Apio Aweri, Hon. Lady Justice Faith Mwondha, Hon. Justice Egonda Ntende, Hon, Justice Eldard Mwangusya, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Mr. Kenneth Kakuru.

The President also appointed Henry Peter Adonyo, Margaret Tibulya, Elizabeth Jane Alividza, Godfrey Namundi, Henrietta Wolayo, John Eudes Keitirima, David Batema and Kaweesa Isabirye to the High Court.

Other persons appointed for service in the High Court include Elizabeth Kibula Kabanda, Damalie Nantudde Lwanga, Lydia Mugambe, Duncan Gaswaga, Vicent Okwanga, Alexandra Rugandya Nkonge, Dr. Winfred Nabisinde, Eva Luswata Kawuma and Michael Elubu.

The Appointments Committee of Parliament is mandated to approve on behalf of Parlia¬ment, the appointment of persons nominated for appointment by the President under the Constitution or any other appointment re¬quired to be approved by Parliament under any law.

The Chairperson of the Committee is expected to report to the House any appointment approved by the Committee and the report shall not be subject to debate.

The Parliament Rules of procedure command the Speaker of Parliament to communicate to the President in writing within three working days after the decision of the Appointments Committee on any person nominated by the President for appointment.