President Yoweri Kaguta Museven who the chief guest at Deputy Chief Justice, Alphonse Owinyi Dollo thanksgiving ceremony, at Patongo Akwee Primary School grounds in Agago District has lauded the constribution made by the NRM government in improving the democracy in the country.
Speaking to hundreds of people who turned up for the event, Museveni said the elevation of Justice Alphonse Owinyi Dollo was as a result of the new dispensation that came after 1986.
“When we came into leadership, our ambition was to make Uganda democratic through regular elections and make the ascension to leadership in public service founded on merit. Therefore, state leadership was to be through these elections (political) while technocratic leadership, should be through competition, ie interviews, exams…etc,” the president stated.
Museveni added that the judicial officers were not personally known to him but were brought up by his good system of governance revealing that he first knew Dollo when he became member of the Constituency Assembly and later Parliament after being elected by the people.
“The days of appointing someone because you like him are gone. It is now either through election or merit. The appointment of judicial officers is done by the Judicial Service Commission, who conduct all the exams and interviews, they just send me names of qualified candidates to choose.” He added.