Gayaza Hosts 4th Joan Coax Memorial Volleyball Tourney

The Supreme Court has Monday given light to  law dons to act as friends of Court (Amicus Curiae) in the election petition of former presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi.

But the same court rejected a request by the Civil Society Organisations on grounds they lacked the necessary expertise to bring to court as election observers.

In a ruling read by Justice Lillian Tibatemwa, viagra 100mg the highest court in the land ordered Makerere law dons to file briefs on points of law and proposals for resolution but not evidence.

The deadline for the submission is Thursday.

President Museveni’s lawyers this past weekend urged the Supreme Court to grant amicus curiae to the 9 law lectures seeking to join in the petition in which Hon Mbabazi is challenging the 2016 election results.

The applicants include; Oloka Onyango, purchase Sylivia Tamale, Christopher Mbazira, Ronald Naluwairo, Rose Nakeyi, Busingye Kabumba, Daniel Ruhweza, Kakungulu Mayambala and Daniel Ngabirano.

All respondents to the petition; Museveni, Electoral Commission and the Attorney General submitted in consensus against court’s granting of amicus citing partialities of some of the applicants.

“I pray that the applicants are not allowed the amicus because they are not friends of the court as they claim. The applicants are biased against the 3rd respondent for failure to make electoral reforms,” said Mwesigwa Rukutana the lead counsel to the petition.

However, in her ruling today, Tibatemwa said, “While impartiality is key, it is not the only issue in determining amicus curiae.”

The judge emphasised that court would not allow the law experts to over step their boundaries.

The court directed law dons have been ordered to limit their brief on legal proposals on electoral reforms and judicial remedies.


Rukutana who doubles as Deputy Attorney General said that Oloka Onyango’s affidavit is evidence that he has biased interests especially where the latter cites failure of government to implement electoral reforms.

In the submission of Museveni’s lawyers, they made reference to NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba’s affidavit which quotes Kabumba (applicant) as having referred to Museveni as ‘a dictator in a suit’.

McDusman Kabega who represents the EC equally pointed out that parties to the application are biased and asked court not to consider it.

However, Robert Kibuka and David Sempala who represent the applicants told court that their clients would make a significant contribution to the petition, given their expertise in constitutional law.

They also questioned failure of previous court recommendations to be implemented by government and its implications to the 2016 elections.

“The issue at hand is whether the past actions influenced the circumstances that preceded the 2016 elections. I pray that amicus is granted considering that an election is a process not an event,” said Kibuka.
Female Gospel Artist and now newly elected Buikwe Woman Member of Parliament Judith Babirye has assured her fans that she will not quit music despite joining active politics in parliament.

The singer noted that music is her life and is what has pushed her that far. Leaving it, mind she said, would mean denying herself.

“I will remain in the music industry, except that I will be holding less concerts and shows this time,” she said while speaking to press at the ongoing NRM MPs retreat in Kyankwanzi.

Judith Babirye speaks to press

Judith Babirye speaks to press

She promised to come out soon and reveal a new way that she will be juggling the two fields.

“Church too is part of me; I am in music, church and parliament ready and ready to serve at all fronts,” she added.

Babirye further promised not to forget about her fellow musicians while conducting her parliamentary work.

“My moving to parliament is a blessing to the music industry. I will be giving space to other musicians out there to shine and helping them in every possible way.”

Babirye vowed to always keep touch with the people of Buikwe and effectively represent them before parliament.

The fourth edition of the annual Joan Cox Memorial Volleyball tournament is set for this weekend at Gayaza High School. Primary and Secondary schools will compete in the junior categories while corporates and clubs will fight in their respective groups.

VVC are the women’s champions and have scheduled to serve of the two-day tourney against high flying Sport-S club. Nemo stars, ed Ndejje elites and Mulago are the other four teams invited to take part in the tournament. The various categories have clubs and corporate teams playing alongside the under16 and the U-21girls.

Last year’s event attracted 32 school teams, information pills four clubs and two corporate ones. DFCU are the two time champions in the corporate category while Trust High School and Kinaawa Junior team hold the U-21 and U-19 titles respectively.

The tournament is organized in the memory of late Joan Carliell Cox who served as Headmistress from 1950-1972, viagra and made numerous contributions
towards the education of the girl child in Uganda and volleyball sport.
Club fixture:
VVC vs Sport-S
Ndejje elites vs Mulago
Nemo vs VVC
Ndejje elites vs Sport-S
Mulago vs.  Nemo
VVC vs. Ndejje elites
Sport- S vs. Mulago
Nemo vs Ndejje elites

VVC vs. Mulago

Sport-S vs. Nemo


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