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KCCA to Spend UGX 10 Billion on Court Compensations :: Uganda Radionetwork
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KCCA to Spend UGX 10 Billion on Court Compensations

The KCCA acting Treasury Director, Julius Kabugo, recently revealed that Shilling 13 billion was withdrawn from the KCCA bank accounts in 2017 on garnishee court orders. A garnishee order is a legal notice the court issues that allows the creditor to collect the amount from the debtors bank account.
Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has earmarked Uganda Shillings 10.2 billion to pay out compensation resulting from litigation in the 2018/19 financial year. 

The money will take about 83 percent of the Shillings 12.19 billion budget allocated to the KCCA Legal Directorate, according to the institution's Ministerial Policy statement. 

 

 

 

KCCA says hefty compensations are a big challenge for the institution. "One of the major challenges still facing KCCA is the issue of accumulated compensations arising from various civil suits filed against the former Kampala City Council as it then was. More Judgments are expected in a number of cases and this continuously decimates our meager resources," KCCA's ministerial policy statement says.

 

During the first half of the 2017/18 financial year, KCCA spent Shillings 3.95 billion on compensations to third parties in respect to cases where parties agreed on phased payment schedules. 

The KCCA acting Treasury Director, Julius Kabugo, recently revealed that Shilling 13 billion was withdrawn from the KCCA bank accounts in 2017 on garnishee court orders.  A garnishee order is a legal notice the court issues that allows the creditor to collect the amount from the debtor's bank account.

According to the ministerial policy statement, between July and December 2017, KCCA undertook a number enforcement operations to control illegal developments, wrongful parking, trade order compliance (trade licensing), curbing of noise pollution and ensuring health standards in the City leading to 1,815 cases being prosecuted, with 1,296 convictions and 91 dismissals. A total of 420 cases were ongoing as at the close of the second quarter of the 2017/18 financial year and the fines imposed from the convictions amounted to Shilling 139 million. 

The Directorate of Legal Affairs is KCCA's in house legal counsel, which provides legal representation and advice to the Authority and all its organs in respect of their powers, functions and activities; drafting and interpretation of applicable legislation, and in litigation matters, as well as enforcing compliance with all applicable laws that regulate all activities in the Capital City. 

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