Court has set April 10 as the day it will start hearing the case in which 220 traders sued city tycoons Drake Lubega, Mansoor Matovu and Horizon coaches over a business wrangle that has led them to incur losses.
Traders ran to court contesting the continuous demands from the three different landlords who claim ownership of Qualicel building, something that has disorganised their business operations.
The hearing of the case failed to kick off as the lawyer of Horizon Coaches, Oscar Kihika told court that he was served late and was not ready to proceed with the case.
Adam Kirumira the lawyer of Drake Lubega and Mansoor Matovu, told court his clients were also served late but were ready to proceed with the matter.
The traders’ lawyer, Erias Lukwago said the matter should be treated with utmost urgency because traders had incurred losses since the wrangle started.
Court has given all sides up to the morning of April 10 to submit all the required paper work to proceed with the case.
Lukwago asked court to make its pronouncement on the shops that have remained closed but the trial judge Andrew Bashaija declined to make any ruling saying he had not studied the matter well.
Last week traders took Drake Lubega, Mansoor Matovu and Horizon Coaches to court over the chaos that emanated from an ownerhsip wrangle of a city arcade.
This came after Drake Lubega sealed off shops at Qualicel Bus Terminal for the tenants who had not paid rent dues for March.