KAMPALA – A couple has been dragged to the commercial court for allegedly failing to pay its children’s school fees of UGX64 million.
According to the court documents, the International School of Uganda, through its business manager Mr. Daniel Groves, states that they enrolled two children of Mr. Emmanuel Katabazi and Ms. Pamela Murungi on April 18, 2017.
Mr. Groves says that the two children namely Elizabeth Karungi and Courtney Keijagye enjoyed quality studies and other services provided by the school hence accumulating tuition fees and leaving the said balance.
Mr. Groves says that he has exchanged several emails with Mr. Katabazi reminding him about the payment of USD17,530 (about UGX64 million) but this has hit deaf ears.
He asserts that his last email to Mr. Katabazi’s indicated the school was in discomfort while re-emphasizing on the payment for January, February, March, April and May 2018, each month at $4,382 (about UGX11m).
Court documents indicate that Mr. Katabazi as of May 2018 did not pay any of these monies which prompted Mr. Groves to write to him another email dated May 14, demanding the balance with a threat to deny audience to their children if the money was not paid by that time.
He asserts that indeed the children were stopped from attending school from May 15 after the defendants failed to pay.
He claims that as the school they went ahead to engage a debt collector on the plaintiff’s behave to collect the money but it was all in vain.
Through their lawyers of Elau & Ochom advocates, the plaintiff wants court to force the couple to pay the school fees arrears of UGX64m.