Jinja chief magistrate Hellen Ajiro together with a team of several judicial officials from the country have launched a Small Claims Procedure at Kamuli court to enable civil claims whose subject matter value doesn’t exceed Ug.sh. 10,000,000/-
According to Ms Ajiro, she said that the Small Claims Procedure (SCP) is a procedure which is applicable to claims not exceeding shs.10,000,000/- in form of debts and rent or supply of goods which Kamuli court shall start offering after receiving the instruments of power from the High court.
This was done to simplify and reduce on the back log of court cases which have been accumulating in courts and some went without getting fair hearing due to lack of evidence and mediators at court.
She commended the Kamuli grade one magistrate Angura for the tireless efforts in executing her duties to ensure that the court case backlog is resized to a reasonable level.
Giving her own experience in small and short term ,loans, Head of High court circuit Jinja, Evelyn Luswata urged the public to embrace the small claims procedure saying it will solve their rifts between individual clients within the shortest time possible
The Deputy Registrar Mediation and Public Relations Officer Judiciary, Vincent Emmy Mugabo said the inauguration of the small claims procedure shall go along way to administer justice within a short period of time without incurring a lot of costs and lawyers since it will be offered at a free cost.
The instruments of power were handed over by Jinja high court Judge, Michael Elubu to Kamuli Grade one magistrate Sheilla Angura with a call for immediate implementation and enaction of the small claims procedure