Lord Mayor Lukwago’s arrears case adjourned next year

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Erias Lukwago, who had been elected Kampala Lord Mayor in March 2011 was in November 2013 impeached following a trial by a tribunal chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire that accusing him of incompetence, abuse of office , and mismanagement.

He was restrained from assuming his office after the court of appeal led by a single judge Justice Steven Kavuma overturned Justice Lydia Mugambe ruling at the high court.

This kept Lukwago away from office hence not serving his roles as a Lord Mayor that led to denial his salary and allowance which he claims amounting 563m.

The High court’s delay in giving its ruling has forced him to express his dissatisfaction over the matter in a case he filed against KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi, minister for Kampala Betty Kamya and the attorney general over his salary arrears.

Lukwago, today filed an application before the High Court asking to enforce the defendants to pay all his salary and allowances totaling to 563m.

According to New Vision, Lukwago flanked by his lawyer Nathan Mpenga appeared in court today and they were told by the court clerk that the case had been adjourned till 9th Jan 2019 and the judge was not around for a comment.

Mr Lukwago’s removal from office followed a report by a commission of inquiry that concluded, among other things, that he had failed to call council meetings and was failing government programmes, accusations he vehemently denied. Almost all the councillors who voted to remove him in the ruling party-dominated council were defeated and replaced with mainly Opposition ones in the February election.

 

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