Uganda Principal Judge concludes Tanzania visit with memorable experience

DAR ES SALAAM: THE Principal Judge of the High Court of Uganda, Dr Flavian Zeija, concluded his five-day official visit to the Judiciary of Tanzania and left the country on Saturday evening with memorable experience.

He was escorted to the Julius Nyerere International Airport and seen off by Senior Deputy Registrar of the High Court of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Main Registry, Mr Arnold Kerikeano and other judicial officers, including Court Administrator Filbert Matotay at around 17.00 hours.

Dr Zeija arrived in the country last Tuesday and was received by Judge of the High Court of Tanzania, Main Registry, Latifa Mansoor and other officials of the Judiciary of Tanzania.

On Wednesday, he met his host, the Principal Judge of the High Court of Tanzania, Mr Mustapher Mohamed Siyani.

After holding official talks, Dr Zeija received two reports from the Judiciary Delivery Unit (JDU) and the Directorate of Case Management before speaking to the press.

The Ugandan Principal Judge, who was accompanied by Permanent Secretary of the Judiciary of Uganda, Dr Pius Bigilimana, also visited the Integrated Justice Centre for Family Matters at Temeke in Dar es Salaam and later moved to Buza area to witness how the Mobile Court operates.

Last Thursday, Dr Zeija and his delegation went to the capital city of Dodoma, where he visited the Headquarters of the Judiciary of Tanzania.

He was received by the Chief Court Administrator of the Judiciary of Tanzania, Prof Elisante Ole Gabriel. He had an opportunity to see for himself various practical activities going on in that building.

Dr Zeija inspected some of the infrastructure and areas, including the Offices of judicial officers and other staff members before moving to Dodoma Integrated Justice Centre (IJC) and was received by Judge in Charge of the High Court of Tanzania, Dodoma Zone, Dr Juliana Massabo.

While in the Court building, Dr Zeija witnessed activities of some of the Court’s stakeholders and the designated special areas, including the Juvenile Court and the breastfeeding special room, among others.

Speaking after his brief visit, Dr Zeija expressed his satisfaction with the functions being conducted and said that it is a good example to follow.

“I am certainly impressed by the beauty of the infrastructure of this building, the way it has been built and arranged, indeed this is a very good thing. I have learned a lot through this visit,” said the Principal Judge.

Dr Zeija returned to the commercial city of Dar es Salaam last Friday. He visited some of areas, notably the Police Monument, Tanzania National Museum, Makumbusho Village and later at the University of Dar es Salaam where he graduated Law Doctorate Decree.

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