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UGANDA'S JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL MINISTER PROF EPHRAIM ASKS JURDICIARY TO BE IMPARTIAL WHILE ADDRESSING ELECTION DISPUTES

Kampala, 22 January 2021: Under pressure from the emerging wind of change in the country after the just concluded presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda, Ugandan Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Prof Ephraim Kamuntu, seemed to have been shocked with coming changes in the parliament making it hard for the government to pass any bill in the house. 

Prof Ephraim sounded the alarm that there are great forces of change in Uganda. 

Prof Ephraim has warned that the greatest challenge government is facing today is how to effectively handle forces of change that could have emerged. 

Prof Ephraim made the remark when he was speaking during the swearing-in of six members of the Judicial Service Commission, Prof Kamuntu urged the Judiciary to be impartial while resolving election disputes. 

He seemed to have seen what the president couldn't have seen, “Transforming a society brings out contestations. The moment society is changing, contestation is part and parcel of that change,” said Prof Kamuntu during the swearing-in of six members of the Judicial Service Commission, 

He further said, “The greatest challenge that this country will face after the General Election is managing forces of change and bringing the country together so that it moves forward. Therefore, we need a strong Judiciary that exercises impartiality" 

Okello Opio Onen 

SSLN 

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