KAMPALA – High Court judge Hennrietta Wolayo has set July 12 as the hearing date for the case in which Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is seeking the Kampala minister, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and its Executive Director to pay his salary emoluments for three years.
This was after court heard that the two parties (Lukwago and Bettie Kamya) failed to reach an amicable settlement as advised by the judge.
In his application before the High Court Mr Lukwago challenges the actions of Kamya, KCCA ED Jennifer Musisi and the Attorney General for refusal to pay his salary emoluments for three years even after court and the City Authority cleared that he should be paid.
On March 28, 2014, High Court Judge Lydia Mugambe reinstated Lukwago back into office saying the controversial impeachment was done illegally. She then ordered that Lukwago be paid Shs562m as costs incurred as a result of unlawful impeachment.
Lukwago also seeks court to declare that the respondent’s actions of freezing his salaries was unlawful well as an order for award of damages for mental anguish he has suffered throughout this period.
The salary emoluments which Lord Mayor Lukwago wants court to grant him is Shs526 million without tax resulting from a period of December, 2013 to May, 2016 the period in which he was illegally impeached from office.