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Jubilations As Napak District Gets Grade One Magistrate Court

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By Steven Ariong

NAPAK: The judiciary has finally established a grade one magistrates court in Napak district bringing an end to suspects being transported to Moroto for court hearing. The court session which was officially opened on Tuesday with the support from FIDA Uganda and Judiciary system will be operating daily at Napak district headquarters.

The Public, Police, And Army Représentatives Attending The Opening Of The Court Session In Napak District-PHOTO BY STEVEN ARIONG

John Paul Kodet the district chairperson Napak says the opening of the court sessions in Napak district stops the burden and risks by police while transporting suspects to appear in court in Moroto.

“This is something that we have been advocating for all along and I want to thank the judiciary for listening to our cry”-Kodet Says


According to Kodet, the court siting will be in the district farmers Hall as the judiciary finalises with their plans of constructing the magistrate court on the land which the district has allocated it. He further says the district has also allocated a enough land for Uganda prisons services.

Moses Mudong a resident of Napak town council says bringing court services near to people of Napak was long over due. Moses also asserts that most people especially witness find it difficult to go and testify in court in Moroto.

“Am one of the many people who are happy with the establishment of the court sessions in Napak because it will make our people to stop taking the laws into their hands and run to court to solve their grievances”-Mudong told this website.

Napak district has been operating without a grade one magistrate court 15years since it was caved out of Moroto district local government.

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