The minister of state for Tourism, Godfrey Ssubi Kiwanda may have done a good job of marketing Uganda’s tourism potential but at a personal level, he is poor at managing his finances.
At least that is the impression one gets upon seeing the arrest warrant from Rajnish Jain who is demanding over Shs 100 million from the minister.
According to a decree issued by the Chief Magistrate’s Court of Mengo (Civil suit No. 3454 of 2011) on 4th April, 2012 Kiwanda agreed to pay Rajnish Jain a total sum of UGX 104,574,700 but he did not.
” Whereas, Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda was adjudged by decree of the Chief Magistrate’s Court of Mengo in Civil Suit No. 3454 of 2011 dated the 4th of April, 2012 to pay the decree holder the total sum of U. Shs. 104,574,700/= as noted hereunder. And whereas the sum of U.Shs. 104,574,700/= has not been paid to the decree holder in satisfaction of the decree. These are to command you to arrest Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda the judgment debtor…unless the judgement debtor shall pay to you the sum of U.Shs. 104,574,700/= together with U.Shs … as the costs of executing this process, to bring the judgment debtor before this court with all convenient speed,” the warrant reads in part.
The sum according to a break down in the warrant includes a Decretal sum of Shs 38 million at interest of 24% p.a on the decretal sum with effect from March 7 2019 and taxed costs in the head suit and HCMA No. 743 of 2017.
The warrant was signed by Deo Nzeyimana, the deputy registrar of the executing division of the High Court.