Court fixes hearing date, as Lukwago and Kamya fail to settle differences
Hearing of the case in which Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago accuses Kampala Minister Betty Kamya of interfering with the executive powers of his office, has been fixed for 12th/July/2018, after efforts to have the matter settled out of Court failed.
This morning Lukwago and Kamya’s Lawyer McDusman Kabega appeared before High court Judge Henrietta Wolayo where Kabega told court that his client was not present because she is attending a Cabinet meeting.
This was not agreable to Lukwago and his Lawyer Chrisestom Katumba who said both the President and some Cabinet Ministers have to be in Arua for Slain Legislator Ibrahim Abiriga’s final send off.
It was against this background that Justice Wolayo fixed the matter for hearing on 12th. July.
Lukwago dragged Kamya to court accusing her of illegally passing-off as the political head of the city whereas she was not the one elected by people’s mandate .
Lukwago claims his mandate to serve as the duly elected mayor of the city has been usurped by Kamya who even took a decision on January 23rd 2018 to suspend council meetings where deliberations and decisions on how to govern the city are made.
Lukwago wants orders quashing Kamya’s decision regarding the legality of Council meetings and other decisions such as subjecting all his out of the country travels as the Lord Mayor to a “ministerial permit”.
Lukwago claims such decisions are an infringement and abuse of his rights and freedoms.