Sunday March 16 2014

Suspects to pay bail fees using mobile money



Suspects will soon start paying bail fees using mobile money services, the Judiciary has said.

While receiving the instruments of power on Friday in Kampala, the newly appointed Chief Registrar Mr Paul Gadenya, announced the Judiciary would soon implement a number of changes, among them easing the payment of bail fees through using mobile money services.
Suspects currently pay for bail using banks most of which close at about 4pm.

This, Mr Gadenya said, would help suspects to easily pay bail fees thus speeding up the process of bail application.
“Unlike the current system of paying for bail through banks I want to push for the use of mobile money services such that suspects find it easy to apply for bail,” he said.

Acting Chief Justice Steven Kavuma, who presided over the hand-over, said he would fully support Mr Gadenya to push through his programmes.
Before his appointment, Mr Gadenya was the senior technical adviser at the Justice Law and Order Sector under the Ministry of Justice.