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Court Summons Bujumba MP to Defense in UGX 18M Debt Suit

According to documents before the court, the legislator reportedly borrowed Shillings 13 million on polling on February 16th, 2016 to facilitate his polling agents and supervisors and another Shillings 5 million on February 19th, 216 for his victory party after winning the polls.
Summon Served to Hon Opondo for Failure to Pay Debts. Source Photo
The Kalangala Chief Magistrate’s court has directed the Bujumba County legislator, Julius Opondo Mukasa to file his defence in a suit where he is accused of failure to pay Shillings 18 million he borrowed in 2016.

Court has given the legislator 15 days to respond to the suit filed by Leon Lumanga Lwanga accusing him of failure to refund the money he borrowed from him. 

According to documents before the court, the legislator reportedly borrowed Shillings 13 million on polling on February 16th, 2016 to facilitate his polling agents and supervisors and another Shillings 5 million on February 19th, 216 for his victory party after winning the polls. 

“…  He has turned down humble reminders to pay the same yet it wasn’t a charity,” reads the application filed by Lwanga’s lawyers from Lufunya Associated Advocates. The legislator reportedly used his four acres Palm Oil Garden as collateral to borrow the money.

Lwanga’s lawyers served the legislator on March 11th, 2021. The legislator couldn’t be reached for comment through his known mobile phone numbers.

However, after the publication of a story on Demand Cum Notice, Opondo presented receipts of payment from Mulowooza and Brothers, saying that Lwanga never lent him any money for his campaigns in 2016.

"The late Mulowooza was the person who lent me 18 million Shillings despite signing agreements with Lwanga who was his contact person by then" Opondo alleged.

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