Sudhir Loses Round One In Rosebud Suit


approved sans-serif; color: #222222;”>On July 17, residents of Numulanda village in Lutembe led by Wakiso district LC5 Chairperson Matia Lwanga Bwanika together with the area MP Joseph Balikuddembe petitioned Parliament seeking its intervention and to investigate the “illegal” expansion of Rosebud flower farms on a piece of land that does not belong to the company.

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Bwanika alleged the company had dumped soil on over 200 acres of wetland and alonf the shores of Lake Victoria, which is the biggest Uganda fresh water bed.

The petitioners further appealed to parliament to urge NEMA to cancel the certificate of approval awarded to M/S Rosebud flower farm pending fulfillment of all conditions of the certificate.

Rosebud, through its lawyer, Joel Erwenu asked court to temporary stop the Wakiso District LC five and residents to stop interfering with his work on the farm.

However, in a ruling read the deputy Registrar, Gladys Nakibuule the interim application by Rosebud Ltd was addressed to the wrong party.

“You sued Wakiso Local Government and the office of Wakiso Local Council 5 but court has found that the office can’t be sued and you should have sued him personally or the local government,” ruled Nakibuule.

She further noted that the applicants filed an interim application against the Wakiso Local Government without serving a statutory notice to the respondents as required by law.

Rosebud’s lawyer, Erwenu, also withdrew the main petition.

The Registrar therefore dismissed the temporary objection with “costs limited to instructions”.

Based in Entebbe, Uganda, Rosebud Ltd is the country’s largest exporter of roses commanding around 35 percent of Uganda’s rose export market.

The greenhouses cover a total of 36 hectares producing and exporting over 9 million stems per month.

Six more hectares are under construction. The greenhouses are irrigated by a modern, automated water pumping unit which feeds our fully computerized hydroponics systems.


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