Minister Kamya asks court to give her a second chance to talk with Lukwago
The High court in Kampala has given Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Minister in-charge of Kampala City Betty Olive Kamya another chance to explore an amicable settlement of their difference.
This after Kamya’s new lawyer McDusman Kabega informed Justice Wolayo Henreitta that they were unable to meet on 18th/April for Mediation, and him being a new lawyer in the matter, it would be fair the court gives them a second chance.
Justice Wolayo then adjourned the case to 11th /June saying she expects Kamya and Lukwago to have finalized their talks.
Kamya had been summoned to court today to be cross-examined on allegations that she is interfering with the executive powers of the Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago.
But neither Kamya nor Lukwago turnedup but sent their lawyers to court to represent them.
Lukwago dragged Kamya to court while accusing her of illegally passig-off as the political head of the city whereas she was not the one elected by people’s mandate .
Lukwago claims his mandate to serve as the duly elected mayor of the city has been usurped by Kamya, who even took a decision on the 23rd / January 2018 to suspend council meetings where deliberations and decisons on how to govern the city are made .
According to court documents, Kamya stalled the council meetings on grounds that they are illegal and nolonger relevant to the city, a decision that Lukwago describes as irrational and unreasonable .
In his petition , Lukwago seeks orders to quash Kamya’s decision regarding the legality of Council meetings and another decision that subjects all his travels as the Lord Mayor to a “ministerial permit ” .
Lukwago claims such decisions are an infringement and abuse of his rights and freedoms .
Through his own law firm of Lukwago and company advocates, Lukwago contends that unless court intervenes and restrains Kamya from making such irrational decisions and passig-off as the Lord Mayor , the sovereignty of the people of Kampala will be put in jeopardy and hence forth affect the social contract he made with his voters in May 2016.