Court Halts Termination of Kampala Land Board Member

However, the Judge overruled their request citing that there is a need to agree on the fact that there is a dispute because Lukwago's letter had a timeline which is today
20 Aug 2019 16:30
KCCA Offices Kampala

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The High Court has issued a temporary injunction stopping the termination of Farouq Ntege as member of the Kampala District Land Board Member.

The orders was issued by Justice Musa Ssekaana on Tuesday.

It followed an application filed by Ntege on Monday arguing that the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA wrote a letter requesting him to re-apply for his current job before August, 20th, 2019.

Ntege argued that he is likely to suffer a lot of hardships should court fail to block his termination.

Whereas KCCA's lawyer Denis Byaruhanga said he couldn't get time to file an affidavit in reply, Lukwago's lawyer Nathan Mpejje told court that he was never served at all.  

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However, the judge overruled their request citing the need to agree on the fact that there is a dispute because Lukwago's letter had a timeline of August, 20th, 2019.

Ssekaana thus issued the interim order and directed the parties to return to court on August, 23rd, 2019 for hearing of the main application.  

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Trouble for Ntege started on August, 12th, 2019 when Lukwago told him about his illegal membership on Kampala District Land Board.

Lukwago thus tasked Ntege to submit his formal application to the Lord Mayor's office before August 20th, 2019 should he be interested in legalizing his appointment. 

Lukwago stated that Kampala Capital City Public Accounts Committee (CCPAC) as an Audit Organ of the Authority presented a report dated December, 13th, 2018 where they raised a number of issues concerning the functioning of the board. 

The report dated August 7th, 2019 allegedly resolved that Ntege's membership on the board was irregularly renewed on February, 4th, 2016 since there was no Authority or Council Minute or instrument recommending him for the purported reappointment.     

According to the documents before court, Ntege was appointed member of the Kampala District Land Board in February 2016 by the former  Minister for Presidency and Kampala Capital City Authority, Frank Tumwebaze.

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