Kampala — Parliament has paid tribute to Justice Rubby Aweri Opio, the Justice of the Supreme Court who gave up the ghost on Wednesday, 07 December 2022.

During a different sitting to pay tribute to him hung on Tuesday, 13 December 2022, the Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, the Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga and the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Norbert Mao amongst others laid wreaths at the casket in honour of the deceased.

The Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, the circle of relatives of the past due Judge and different individuals of the Judiciary have been within the House as Parliament paid tribute to the deceased.

In her verbal exchange to the House, Anita Among described the past due as a person of boundless mind who was once selfless and devoted in his carrier within the Judiciary.

Justice Opio Aweri was once a Judge of the Supreme Court and died at Mulago Hospitalon Wednesday, 07 December 2022, elderly 69. #SpecialSitting %.twitter.com/WBkP9haFF1

— Parliament of Uganda (@Parliament_Ug) December 13, 2022

She stated that the deceased was once dedicated to administering justice.

“I urge the members to emulate the dedication, humility and the selflessness of Justice Aweri Opio. Personally, I knew Justice Opio when he was a resident Judge in Gulu and I was working at Centenary Bank; he used to be a parent to all of us,” she stated.

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja who moved the movement to pay tribute to the deceased described Aweri Opio as a super towering felony thoughts who served the bench with boundless willpower, utmost humility and dedication.

“There is no doubt Uganda will miss his noble service. Justice Aweri had major interest in law and practice, civil litigation, criminal law, environmental law and management,” she stated.

Nabbanja added that Aweri Opio was once a real felony skilled who devoted his existence to the Judiciary.

Several Members of Parliament described the deceased as a fountain of humility, arduous paintings and somebody who fought corruption.

The Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga stated that despite the fact that Aweri Opio had the chance to excel in personal follow, he selected public carrier, which grew to become out to be of significant significance to the country.

David Livingstone Zijan (Indep., Butembe County) stated that Justice Aweri Opio distributed justice with empathy and humility, and decried the apathy and corruption in Ugandans establishments.

“As we send him off today, we owe him a better nation at the end of our journey. His legacy speaks for himself,” he stated.

The House additionally followed an modification to the movement to call a highway after Aweri Opio and in addition arrange a contemporary library at Lango College in Lira, the secondary college that the deceased studied from.

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja stated that she’s going to take the subject to Cabinet for attention.

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Norbert Mao stated that Justice Aweri Opio had a tricky stance on corruption within the Judiciary when he was once named the Chief Inspector of Courts.

“Those of us who knew Justice Aweri Opio personally were impressed by his humanity, his capacity for hard work and his seriousness of purpose,” he stated.

The Government Chief Whip, Denis Hamson Obua hailed Parliament and the President for the Administration of Judiciary Act, mentioning that the deceased’s circle of relatives will get pleasure from the provisions of the legislation.