Judiciary has advertised the position of Chief Justice of Uganda which is currently occupied by Justice Bart Katureebe, opening it up for grabs.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is inviting interested judges and lawyers to apply for the job.
The internal advert was posted on the JSC website on Monday.
The position will fall vacant in June this year when Chief Justice Bart Katureebe retires at the age of 70.
According to the advert, interested applicants have up to January 31 to apply.
“Applications are invited from suitable and eligible Ugandan citizens to fill the following vacant positions available in the financial year 2020/21 in Courts of Judicature,” it said.
JSC also advertised the position of Chief Registrar which fell vacant in 2019 after the office bearer, Esta Nambayo, was appointed High Court judge.
JSC also advertised six positions for court registrars and two positions for deputy registrars.
At least 14 judicial officers are to quit the Judiciary this year when they clock the mandatory retirement age.
The Chief Justice retires on June 20 while Justice Eldad Mwangusya, who retired on January 3, has been given a three-month extension to clear pending work.
Others set to retire are; Justice Lillian Christine Mwandha who retires on October 14 (Mbale court), Deborah Wanume who retires on August 30 (Mubende court) and Baker Muhindo Rwatooro who retires on July 10 (Mpigi court).
Four Chief Magistrates; Muhamdi Kasakya who retires on March 20 (Mpigi), Williams Robins Komakech who retires on December 12 (Mubende), Mbabazi Ahimbisibwe Agatonica who leaves on June 26 (Nakasongola) and Robert Imaligant who quits on July 27 (Kotido/Moroto court), will also retire.
five Grade Two magistrates; Copan Muhanguzi on July 30 (Mitooma), Micheal Nasimolo on January 2 (Mbale), Christopher Othieno on June 10 (Tororo), Richard Oyoit on June 10 (Gulu) and Maxensia Namagembe Mukasa on July 7 (Nakaseke) will follow suit.