The Electricity Disputes Tribunal (EDT) has been fully constituted following the appointment of Ms. Sylvia Cheptoris as a substantive Registrar, a statement from the ministry of energy and mineral development said.
Cheptoris was recently handed the instruments of power by the Chief Registrar of Courts Mr. Tom Chemutai at the High Court in Kampala. The tribunal’s work has been on a standstill for almost a whole year operating without a substantive Registrar who is mandated to manage the administrative affairs.
The EDT was established by the Electricity Act in 1999 after the liberalization of the power sector to hear and determine electricity related complaints.
Mr. Charles Okoth Owor, the chairperson of the Tribunal welcomed the move to have a fully constituted EDT insisting that a growing economy generates a myriad of business disputes, which may require such specialized tribunals.
“To facilitate a fast, and efficient resolution of industry related disputes, we need such tribunals. Unresolved disputes lead to long delays in growth as business comes to a standstill awaiting justice”, said Owor.
Cheptoris, 38, is an experienced counsel with a 10 years’ experience in the legal profession as a state attorney.
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