The President of Uganda, General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed a new Chief Registrar of the Courts of Judicature in.
Ms. Sarah Langa Siu, who prior to her appointment was the deputy registrar of the Civil Division of the High Court, replaces the dutiful Esta Nambayo who has since been appointed as a High Court Judge.
Langa joined the Judiciary 12 years ago and has steadily risen through the ranks from Magistrate Grade I to Deputy registrar, a position she diligently served until the appointment to Chief Registrar.
In 2015, she was awarded a certificate of recognition for outstanding performance by the Chief Justice emeritus Bart Katureebe.
The President appointed Sarah Langa Siu as Chief Registrar of the Courts of Judicature through the powers vested in him as Head of State under Article 145(2) of the Constitution. The letter of appointment was later shared with the Chairperson Judicial Service Commission (JSC) Justice Benjamin Kabiito, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ephraim Kamuntu and Principal Judge, Dr. Flavian Zeija.
Since the elevation of Esta Nambayo to the High court Judge, the position had been occupied by Chemutai Tom in an acting capacity.
Langa’s well-deserved appointment makes her the third female to serve as Chief Registrar in the history of the Judiciary.
The core functions of the Chief Registrar are to implement policies and directions of the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice, and the Principal Judge. The other functions of the Chief Registrar are enrolling advocates, licensing bailiffs, and assisting the Chief Justice to conduct swearing-in of the President and other persons who take the oath before they assume office.
Langa holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and a Master’s degree in Law.