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NDA interdicts suspended senior legal officer Kamanzi

Suspended National Drug Authority legal officer Mark Kamanzi

In a twist of events, the National Drug Authority (NDA) has interdicted its head of legal services Mark Kamanzi, to pave way for a court hearing which is soon kicking off.

A source, who spoke to PML Daily on condition of anonymity, said that Kamanzi is accused of causing financial loss to the authority, without mentioning how much was lost.

“What I know is that the DPP opened a criminal court case against Kamanzi. If you want more information, come and see my bosses,” the source said.

Last year, Kamanzi sued the NDA for unfair dismissal. He said he was dismissed when his five year contract was still running.

His contract, Kamanzi told court, was abruptly suspended, on June 6, for reasons that were not spelt out in his termination letter. It’s not clear how the case was settled.

In his affidavit, Kamanzi stated that he started executing his duties on the January 4, 2016, and he never received any verbal, or written warning nor reprimand or any other disciplinary measure from the appointing authority.

He accused the NDA executive director of acting without due regard to the rules of natural justice and in total abuse of his office with intention of damaging his career in purporting to terminate the contract.

Endless infightings

Officials at NDA have been reported in a number of fights. In September last year, the High Court declared ‘non-existent’ the position of executive director at the authority.

This effectively meant, removing the occupant, Donna Kusemererwa from office.

At that time, sources said Kusemererwa was facing an internal rebellion among her staff.

 

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