Towns
New Supreme Court building to cost sh303b
Publish Date: May 03, 2014
New Supreme Court building to cost sh303b
The undersecretary in the ministry of justice and constitutional affairs, Ernest Bafaki
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Umaru Kashaka

The housing project for Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) at the Naguru Police Barracks will cost $120m (about sh303b), the undersecretary in the ministry of justice and constitutional affairs, Ernest Bafaki has said.


He said this while presenting his financial year budget for 2014/15 to the legal and parliamentary affairs committee of parliament together with the justice state minister Fred Ruhindi.

The project will house the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal; Uganda Police Force, Uganda Prison Service, Directorate of Public Prosecutions and Judicial Service Commission, among others.

Bafaki said the project will go a long way in solving the current institutional challenges of accommodation and is also expected to save over $7m (about sh17b) that the sector is now paying in rent per financial year.

“It will also greatly improve service delivery as a one stop center for justice delivery,” Bafaki told the committee chaired by the Kajara County MP Stephen Tashobya.

He said sh10b in the coming year’s budget has been set aside for the House’s construction, leaving a shortfall of $110m.

Ruhindi said in February 2014, the finance ministry allowed them to start the procurement process for the construction of the complex using the public-private partnership modality and that repayment shall be from rent allocation to sector institutions.

“We have set up a multi-institutional transaction advisory committee to prepare the necessary documentation for the procurement of the private investor,’ he said.

The committee re-iterated its recommendation that the various agencies of government currently renting office space should liaise with Uganda Land Commission and secure land, develop bankable projects and access credit to construct their own office premises.

“This will not only save Government substantial sums of money but also add to the assets of Government,” they said.

Police are renting offices at the Parliamentary Avenue where their headquarters are and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions rents space at Workers’ House.

The JLOS was established by the government to bring together institutions in the criminal justice system to develop a common vision, policy framework, have general objectives and plan over a short period of time.
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Fisherman shot dead in Lake Kyoga attack
Unknown assailants attack two fishermen on Lake Kyoga and shoot dead one of them, a father of two....
Rwot Achana calls for support for Nodding Syndrome victims
THE Acholi Paramount Chief Rwot David Onen Achana II has urged the Acholi community to support the needy in order to consolidate the relative peace in the area...
Boda boda rider killed by speeding truck in Mbale
A boda boda rider (motorcyclist) was hit by a speeding lorry and died on spot in an accident that left two pedestrians injured....
Burundi protesters launch fresh demos
Protesters opposed to Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza launched fresh demonstrations Monday....
THE police in Kamwenge district are holding a 26-year-old woman on suspicion of desertion her baby at a river with intentions of letting her be eaten by wild animals...
Sh1.6b earmarked for climate change fight in Teso, Karamoja
The Dutch Development Agency has injected sh1.6b to combat adverse effects of climate change in the Teso and Karamoja sub-regions....
Should politicians be banned from addressing religious gatherings?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter