Minister Kamya at liberty to appear in court or not over lukwago petition- court


kampala minister Betty Olive Namisango Kamya addressing a press conference. file photo

By Ronald Kabuye
High judge justice Henrieta Wolayo has given liberty to the kampala minister Betty Olive Namisango Kamya to appear or not in court for cross examination on allegations of illegal assertation of the Lord mayor Erias lukwago and Kampala Capital City Authority Council mandate to herself.
Lukwago through his lawyer Chrysostom Katumba had asked for an compelling order for Betty to appear for cross examination on her affidavit and allegations levied against her but this was strongly contested by her lawyer McDusman  Kabega who said matters of law can only be settled by court not individuals.
In her ruling Justice Wolayo said in judicial review matters a person is not compelled to oral submission but may appear volunteerily or not before adjourning the matter to 30th of August for commencement of the hearing.

from left Chrysostom Katumba, lord mayor Lukwago and Betty kamya’s lawyer Mcdusman Kabega after the court session. photo by Ronald Kabuye

Addressing the press, lukwago expressed dismay on the constistant absconding of court by Kamya yet she purportedly did everything legally before concluding the she is on delaying tactics to have the matter over taken by events since KCCA amendment act is before court.
Lukwago petitioned court challenging the stay of the council meetings as convened by lord mayor Erias lukwago,¬† he wants clarifications on the issue of governance of kampala by central government as purported by the minister, asserting the Lord mayor’s power to herself by convening and acting as the Lord mayor when she convenes meetings with kampala councilors and Urban council mayors pass ordinances and subjecting the Lord mayor’s travels abroad to her permit.


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