Uganda’s President Urges Timely Dispute Resolution for Economic Prosperity

KAMPALA, (UG)-President Yoweri Museveni has asked courts to be proactive in the fight against poverty.

In his speech read by Vice President Jessica Alupo during the East African Magistrates and Judges Conference yesterday, President Museveni said the courts should ensure disputes are resolved on time, to free up money that would have been held up in endless court cases.The conference was organised by Uganda’s Judiciary at the Common Wealth Resort Munyonyo, Kampala.

The President noted that government is currently implementing the Parish Development Model (PDM) as a way of liberating Ugandans from poverty. However, he added, without functional courts to resolve disputes that may arise from the citizenry’s different economic transactions, these initiatives may be undermined.

President Museveni stated that when criminals like murderers, and thieves, among others, are locked away, businesses thrive, resulting in prosperity in communities.

The President also observed that corruption fosters criminality and slows down efforts to eradicate poverty.The conference was attended by delegates from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Uganda, among others.