Chief Justice to commission video conferencing system to Luzira Prison
The Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe is today expected to commission a video conferencing system to Luzira Maximum Security Prison. The facility will be used for the mentioning of criminal cases before they are fixed for trial.
The Chief Justice will, on the same occasion, operationalise two virtual courts that have been set up within the Luzira Prison complex – one in Luzira Upper Prison Male Wing and another in the Women’s Prison(still being finalised).
Hosted at the National Data Centre under the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U), the high-tech court conference
The technology is designed to aid the mentioning of all criminal cases at Buganda Road Court involving accused persons on remand in Luzira Prison before their cases are fixed for trial. Buganda Road Court will also handle related cases on behalf of the Magistrates Courts of Makindye, Nakawa, Nabweru, Law Development Centre (LDC), Kira, City Hall, Nateete/Rubaga, Luzira, Kasangati and the Anti-
Court of Appeal’s Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, who chairs Judiciary’s Technology Committee, said last Wednesday after leading a technical team inspection to Buganda Road Court, NITA and Luzira Prisons, that the facilities were
“We have entered the courts of the future in Uganda,” he said, adding: “Uganda is the first country in East Africa to set up courts inside a prison. Jud