High Court blocks sacking of Kampala Land Board member by Lord Mayor Lukwago

The High Court in Kampala has issued an interim injunction blocking Kampala Capital City Authority and the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago from sacking a   Kampala District Land Board member.

Farouk Ntege , through his lawyers of Nabukenya, Mularira and Company Advocates, Ntege has run to the Civil Division of the High Court seeking for interim orders stopping the Kampala Lord Mayor from terminating his appointment to the Kampala District Land Board and forcing him to apply afresh for the job which is now vacant.

On Tuesday afternoon, justice Musa Ssekaana issued the order restraining KCCA and the Kampala Lord Mayor from terminating Ntege’s services and directed all the parties to return to court on August 23, 2019 for hearing of the main application to start.

Ntege dragged the Kampala Lord Mayor and KCCA to court for illegally terminating the contract of one of the members of the Kampala District Land Board.

In his application, Ntege says he is a member of the land board having been appointed in February 2016 on a five- year tenure by the Kampala Minister but notes that in a letter dated August 12, 2019, Lukwago terminated his membership.

“I am still a member of the Kampala District Land Board a constitutional body established to look after public land in Kampala with a valid running tenure expiring on February 1, 2019 and the second respondent’s letter constitutes a big threat to my holding and continued occupation of the said office,” he says.

Ntege avers that the letter by the Kampala Lord Mayor is against the provisions of the law, illegal and riddled with procedural impropriety.

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