Kasempa court sessions in conference room

MAGISTRATE Court sessions in Kasempa in North-Western Province are being conducted in the conference room at the district commissioner’s office due to lack of infrastructure.
Kasempa district commissioner Victor Kayekesi said in an interview that the lack of a magistrate’s court in the district is delaying the disposal of cases and, subsequently, has caused congestion in prison.
Mr Kayekesi said there is an urgent need to construct a magistrate’s court in the area.
“For a long time now, the district does not have a magistrate’s court and we feel that being one of the oldest districts in the province, there is need to have one, so that suspects don’t spend so much time in prison.
Our appeal to the relevant authorities is to consider constructing infrastructure for a magistrate’s court so that cases can easily be disposed of,” he said.
Mr Kayekesi said as a remedial measure, the district administration office has given up the conference room as it is being used as a magistrate’s court.
He, however, thanked Government for constructing a modern local court building in Kasempa.
Mr Kayekesi further commended judiciary staff in the district for being dedicated to work despite working under difficult conditions.

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