KIGALI - The President of the High Court, Johnston Busingye, has said that building a country that has rule of law, is a journey which everyone in the judiciary has to participate in.
Busingye said this yesterday while meeting primary and intermediate court judges in Kigali.
He called upon the judges to revisit their mandates and observe where they have reached as far as building the judiciary is concerned.
“Building a country that has rule of law is a journey that even developed countries are still treading,” Busingye told the gathering.
“Every step you take, you look at the remaining steps until you ensure a more perfect society”.
He added that a perfect society could be achieved in the next generations. He, however, underscored that “the journey begins now”.Busingye reminded them that the only way to win the confidence of the citizens is by offering quality and speedy services.
He lectured them on leadership in their particular areas of jurisdiction and said that while it is easy to work with authority, they needed strong leadership qualities to transform their work places.
Speaking to The New Times, Justice John Rutayisire of the Mukamira primary court in Nyabihu District, said that though the justice system is the youngest in the East African region, it is progressing well.
He noted that that they have been able to expedite the ruling of cases.
Rutayisire cited that before the reforms, a panel of three judges on average worked on seven cases per month, but today, one judge is able to work on up to 20 cases per month.