The principle judge James Ogoola has attributed the aggravated cases of corruption amongst judicial officers, to under funding.
Justice Ogoola says that they have appealed to the government for a long time to increase their funding to enable them recruit more personnel and provide better facilitation to no avail.
Ogoola says that the fact that the judiciary is ranked among the top three most corrupt organs in Uganda alongside the police and Uganda revenue authority, shows that a lot needs to be done.
The entire judiciary has one inspector whose role is to monitor the working practices and ethics of judicial service officers comprising of magistrates and judges in the whole country.
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Ogoola was speaking at a high level public policy dialogue for members of parliament on the progress of multi party democratization in Uganda.
Earlier on members had complained about the poor functioning of the judiciary especially in regards to the handling of electoral petitions. In addition to this, the high costs charged by the judiciary for affidavits signed by petitioners in electoral cases became a major complaint.
A petitioner pays 10,000 shillings for each affidavit making it costly for the petitioners who need many affidavits to present a good case.