Court: Ex Staff Free to Sue UNRA

The Executive Director UNRA Ms Allen Kagina

Kampala High Court has granted permission to 151 former Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) staff to sue the body for alleged unlawful dismissal, about it Chimp Corps report.

This was issued Tuesday by High Court deputy registrar Alex Ajiji.

However Ajiji ordered that since all the ex UNRA employees have a common cause against UNRA, more about only 6 of these led by Lyndon Dennis Kiyimba should file a representative suit on behalf of the rest.

Among these are former supply officers, buy more about station and region engineers, directors and drivers who want court to order UNRA compensate them with over Shs 13bn being damages and terminal benefits for illegal retrenchment.

Kiyimba and his colleagues accuse UNRA of denying them a fair trial before terminating their running contracts in December last year after Allen Kagina had assumed office as the new Executive Director.

The aggrieved employees also claim the restructuring exercise has made it hard for them find employment in other organizations because they are perceived by the public as thieves and fraudsters yet none of them has been prosecuted by UNRA.

It’s upon this background that the complainants through their lawyers, Bakiza & Company Advocates recently asked court to let them take on UNRA for non-payment of their salary arrears or any other retrenchment benefits as some of them had contracts running as far as November 2017.

The registrar has further ordered the suit against UNRA should be filed and a notice be published in a local news paper in not less than ten days from today .


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