During the High Court sitting on Thursday, Richard Akuzigibwe and Ronald Murungi from Kabalega Advocates and legal consultants who represented the registered Trustees argued that the plaintiff had lost interest in the case.
Masindi Golf Club Registered Trustees have withdrawn a case in which
they had sued the Attorney General, Masindi district land board and Masindi
municipality for trespassing.
In 2017, the registered trustees through Guma and company advocates dragged the
three entities to court accusing them of aiding Masindi High Court to trespass
on their land.
The land measuring 0.3610 hectares is where Masindi High Court was constructed.
It is located along with Baitwa road in Northern cell Masindi municipality. It
was allocated to Masindi High Court by the district land board in 2017.
On Thursday, Richard
Akuzigibwe and Ronald Murungi from Kabalega Advocates and legal consultants who
represented the registered Trustees told court that the registered trustees had numerous discussions
with the Attorney General, Masindi district land board, Commissioner land
registration and Central division and a consensus was agreed that the matter is
Justice Paul Wolimbwa Gadenya accepted the withdrawal of the case
but advised the parties to meet their costs.
But Ian Musinguzi from Musinguzi and Company advocates the lawyer
representing Central division insisted that the plaintiffs meet the costs and
demanded for 1.2 billion shillings which were rejected by Justice Gadenya.
Addressing journalists outside the court, Oscar Baitwa one of the
registered trustees explained that they accepted to withdraw the matter after
having a mediation meeting between the registered trustees and the four parties.
According to Baitwa, the meeting was chaired by, Albert Rugadya
Atwooki, the former Resident Judge Masindi High Court who advised them to settle
the matter amicably.