Lukwago Drags Minister Kamya, Musisi to Court


Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has dragged Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya, mind the Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority Jennifer Musisi, the Attorney General and KCCA to High Court seeking for the respondents to be forced to release his accumulated emoluments and salary arrears from the period of December 2013 up to May/2016.

The total amount of money Lukwago says he is owed for a 30month period is 563.4 million shillings.

On top of ordering for his pay, the Lord Mayor wants court to declare that the conduct of the respondents in continuing to freeze his emoluments without justification was unlawful.

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He also wants an order to be made to be paid damages resulting from the psychological torture, mental anguish and emotional stress he has suffered.

Through Lukwago and Company Advocates, the Lord Mayor argues that he was duly elected on 14th March/2011 and took oath of Office on 20/May/2011 , diligently executed his obligations amidst challenges, until May/2013 when some Authority Councilors, together with then Minister for Kampala, Frank Tumwebaze, commenced impeachment proceedings against him.

The impeachment of Lukwago was based on grounds of alleged incompetence, abuse of office and misconduct.

However the impeachment process was later declared null and void by High court Judge Lydia Mugambe, and the then Minister condemned for defying court orders that had stopped the said process.

Lukwago insists that Justice Lydia Mugambe’s order has never been set aside, because the interim order that was issued by Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma as a single judge on 31/March/2014 also lapsed.

It is on this basis that the Lord Mayor wants the High court to quash Minister Kamya’s decision dated 2nd/January/2017 stopping the remittance of his accumulated emoluments, and also compel Musisi as the accounting officer of KCCA to implement the council resolutions dated 15/December/2016 and 10/January 2017, where the Authority directed that the Lord Mayor’s emoluments be paid immediately.

The matter is set to be heard by Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa. Lukwago drags Musisi and Betty Kamya to court.


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