By Kirinya Ayub
The Judiciary has established the first Child Care Center at Mbale High Court Circuit.
According to the Judiciary, the Mbale center is the first to be established among the over 70 centers that they envisage to establish across the over 300 courts of judicature across the country. The center shall be used by the Judiciary staff and the court users.
The Chief Registrar Sarah Siu Langa, said during the Launch of the center at the Mbale High Court on Tuesday, 21st march, 2023 that the aim of establishing the centers is to ease the lives of mothers and their children while at court.
She said that the initiative will also ensure justice is dispensed to all people especially the young children who will be given protection at the children’s center.
The Judiciary Under Secretary, Maureen Kasande said that setting up the Centres is in fulfillment of the constitutional mandate to take care of children in the country which she said is part of the current Judiciary Strategic Plan which is being implemented.
According to her, the facilities are meant to offer basic services for the children and their parents while at court.
The Mbale High Court Senior Resident Judge Godfrey Namundi, appealed to the users to ensure a proper use of the children’s center and keep it intact.
John Rex Achila, the Mbale City Resident City Commissioner commended the judiciary for the initiative of establishing the children’s center which he said will give ample time to the breast-feeding mothers.