OVER 40 CONSTITUTIONAL PETITIONS TO BE HANDLED IN TWO WEEKS.

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The panel of justices of Constitutional Court in Kampala has started to hear over 40 Constitutional petitions which include those filed way back in 2017 to date.

Among the petitions heard today, is where Twase Jimmy wants court to compel the Attorney General to translate the Constitution into local languages as the article 4 (a) of the constitution indicates.

The petitions will be handled with in a period of two weeks.

The Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera leading other four justices of Constitutional Court have Monday started to hear 43 Constitutional Petitions.

The petitions are mostly filed against the attorney General seeking different orders.

Among the petitions heard is where Mugisha Robert and Benje Deus Delit are challenging the appointment of Gen Edward Katumba Wamala as a minister for Work’s and transport by president yet his still a serving UPDF officer.

The petitioners say that, this contravenes the constitution and the UPDF act 2009.

Twase Jimmy’s petition through his lawyer Geoffrey Turyamusiima where he wants court to compel the Attorney General to translate the constitution to all local languages as a mandate per article 4(a) of the constitution.

Court after listening to both side submissions, indicated to deliver judgment on notice in these petitions.

Other pending petitions to be heard include; the one where the retired Supreme Court Justice Professor George William Kanyeihamba and five others are challenging president Museveni’s propose on bail.

The one where the Retired Principal Judge Dr Yorokamu Bamwine is challenging part of the newly enacted Judiciary Administration Act of of 2019, and Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake’s petitions where his challenging the decision by the Parliament to remove him from the position of Commissioner of Parliament.

Justices to handle these petitions come 16th June 2022, include Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, Stephen Musota, Irene Mulyagonja, Muzamiru Mutangula Kibeedi and Monica Mugenyi.

According to Judiciary this is done to reduce case backlog and to deliver quick and timely justice.

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