On Thursday, the Jinja High Court Deputy registrar Fred Waninda issued a restraint order barring Madhvani from blocking the access road leading to ASM Mineral factory.
The Inspector-General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered
the Kiira region police commander, Paul Nkore to enforce a court order and evict
Mayur Madhivani from a public road.
The road that is next to Kakira Sugar Limited Airfield connects ASM minerals
processors limited and surrounding community to Jinja-Iganga highway.
On Thursday, the Jinja High Court Deputy registrar Fred Waninda issued a restraint
order barring Madhvani from blocking the access road leading to ASM Mineral
“This order is restraining the respondent from further attempts to block the
access road to the applicant’s factory until the 12th, of December 2019 when
court shall make another order,” reads the order.
ASM accused management of the sugar company of blocking the road leading
to the factory which has affected the operations of the company.
According to court records, Madhvani argues that the land in
contention was his property and he was only constructing a drainage system to
prevent part of the factory premises from flooding.
In a letter dated December
7th and signed by Erasmus Twaruhukwa, the
Director of Human Rights and Legal services Uganda Police, Nkore is supposed to
enforce the court order and evict Madhvani.
Yosouf Abdullah, a manager with ASM says that the factory is stuck
with merchandise due to lack of an outlet.
“We deal in lime products which have a big market during Christmas
but they cannot be ferried to our customers because the road leading to the
factory has been blocked. My lawyer secured a restraining order on Thursday but
I am more worried because police is not helping us to enforce it,” he says. Nkore could not be reached for a comment.