Parliament’s Appointments Committee to Vet Justices

The Appointments Committee of Parliament is scheduled to meet and vet Justices nominated to serve on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.


On Monday, September 14, 2015 at 9.00a.m, the Committee will also vet persons nominated to serve on the Board of the Petroleum Authority and the Financial Intelligence Authority.

In a communication to Members serving on the Appointments Committee, the Clerk to Parliament said, “the Speaker of Parliament has received communication from H.E the President appointing Justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal as well as three Members of the Board of the Petroleum Authority.”

The Appointments Committee is chaired by the Speaker of Parliament, and is responsible for approving on behalf of Parliament, the appointment of persons nominated for appointment by the President under the Constitution or any other appointment required to be approved by Parliament under any law.

Justices appointed to the Supreme Court include; Hon. Justice Augustine Nshimye, Hon. Lady Justice Faith Mwondha, Hon. Justice Opio Aweri, Hon. Eldad Mwangusya, and Hon. Lady Justice Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza.

In addition, the President appointed the following seven Justices to the Court of Appeal; Hon. Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo, Hon. Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Hon. Justice Paul Mugamba, Hon. Justice Simon Byabakama, Hon. Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, Mr. Cheborion Barishaki and Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Obura.

Also nominated and scheduled for vetting are members of the Board of the Petroleum Authority – Dr. Jane Nambakire Mulemwa, (Chairperson); and two members – Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Eng. Patrick Nakoko Masuba.

The Committee will further vet Mr. Michael Olupot Tukei appointed by the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development as the Deputy Executive Director of the Financial Intelligence Authority.

The Financial Intelligence Authority is a creature of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013 intended to prohibit and prevent money laundering.