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Lord Mayor, Kampala minister Kamya ordered to file written submissions in court

The Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago and Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya have been ordered by High Court judge Henrietta Wolayo to file written submissions for their case (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – High Court judge Henrietta Wolayo has today ordered the Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago and Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya to file written submissions in the case in which the mayor accuses her of interfering with his executive by illegally passing-off as the political head of the city whereas she is not.

The judge said that the minister should file her written Submissions by September 28, 2018, lord mayor September 30, 2018, and the rejoinder within a weeks’ time.

“I trust Counsels Chrysostom Katumba and Counsel Nathan Mpenje of Lukwago & Co. Advocates and Mr Mc Dusman Kabega will do the best job. The ruling will then be delivered on notice,” the judge said.

Lukwago dragged the minister to Court accusing her of interfering with the executive powers of his office.

He 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.

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