Court bailiffs and notaries at the sector and cell level have been urged to work with a high level of accountability, integrity and professionalism in order to improve the good image of the Rwandan judicial system.
The call was made Friday by Johnston Busingye, Minister of Justice, while presiding over the swearing-in ceremony of 46 professional and non-professional court bailiffs and eight notaries in Kigali.
“You have the responsibility of executing court judgments and other tasks provided by legal institutions. Your daily responsibilities should not become an impediment to your ability to execute court cases,” he advised.
“You have the difficult task of solving disputes within the community. In the country, we still face some cases of people who disrespect court decisions. This culture is not only bad but is also punishable by law”, the minister said.
He reminded the new notaries to stay vigilant and remain on the lookout for forged documents.
Delphine Umulisa, one of the newly sworn-in court bailiffs, promised to serve the community fairly and professionally.
“We are committed to serve the community. We have to deliver so that people can appreciate our services. We have been challenged to be accountable and professional. We want to be successful in whatever we will be doing. I advise my co-workers not to engage themselves in corruption or any other similar act”, Umulisa said.