Judicial Service Commission has called for a crisis meeting with the leadership of the striking judicial officers

The Judicial Service Commission has called for a crisis meeting with the leadership of the striking judicial officers

The meeting, called by the JSC chairperson, Mr Justice Benjamin Kabiito, is largely to forge a way forward on how to stop the ongoing strike that is in its second day by judicial officers that might cause a constitutional crisis if not stopped in its early stages.

The president of the Uganda Judicial Officers Association, Mr. Godfrey Kaweesa, last evening said they are open to talks with government and that the strike can only be called off if an unequivocal offer is put on the table.

Last Friday, all judicial officers who subscribe to the UJOA, laid down their tools in protest of poor remuneration and other welfare related issues that government has failed to address.

The strike by the judicial officers of all ranks has so far seen an unidentified woman miss her wedding that had been scheduled to take place at the weekend.

This was because the bride-to-be, who was on remand at Luzira prison, had been brought to the Anti-Corruption Court last Friday to be released on bail but because of the strike, the magistrate did not release her and she was instead returned to Luzira prison. END