Is the creation of cities the ideal way to development?

On April 18th, the parliament of Uganda approved the creation of 15 new cities in Uganda. Some municipalities are being upgraded to city status, i.e., Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, Fortportal, Mbale, Masaka effective July 1st, 2020. The other eight will roll out in 2021 (Hoima), 2022 (Entebbe and Lira) and 2023 (Moroto Naksongola Soroti kabala…

June 22, 2020
No Comments
Court struck out an application for enforcement of rights

In the case of Aboneka Micheal & Centre for Constitutional Governance V Attorney General Before Hon. Justice Ssekaana Musa and ruling delivered on 16th /08/2019. This follows the orders to restrain the Ministry of Internal Affairs from recalling Ugandan Passports and subsequently issuing the East African Passports to the citizens of Uganda without a legal…

June 16, 2020
No Comments
The Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2018, is being considered by Parliament once again.

The Bill addresses a gap in the current law on succession in Uganda. The Constitutional court identified this in the Petition filed by Law Advocacy for Women in Uganda against the Attorney General, Constitutional Petitions No. l3/05 and 05/06. In this case, the Constitutional Court declared provisions of the Succession Act, Cap 162 relating to…

June 16, 2020
No Comments
Is the FINANCIAL AUTONOMY of the Judiciary the key to ensuring swift access to Justice in Uganda?

For decades, the aspect of Judicial independence in Uganda, especially with regards to finances, has only been a theory mentioned and written by scholars. The state of independence in itself connotes the ability to be self-sustaining and self-accountable. This has not been the case for the Judiciary in Uganda for a long time now. The…

June 16, 2020
No Comments
Understanding the Administration of the Judiciary Bill 2018

On the 2nd of June, the Parliament of Uganda passed the Administration of the Judiciary Bill 2018. It is now pending assent from the president. Background of the Bill. The Bill was formulated by the Coalition in support of the independence of the judiciary in the year 2018. The rationale behind the Bill is to…

June 15, 2020
No Comments
Court Clarifies the meaning of public service.

  In the case of Sakwa Eric Joseph V Attorney General and Hajji Kakande Yunis.High Court at Jinja  Misc Cause No.10 of 2020. The matter was before Justice Jeane Rwakakooko.  Judgment delivered 30th May 2020 This was a judicial review case, and judicial review was defined as the Court’s power to review the actions of other…

June 15, 2020
No Comments
Cohabiting is not marriage according to the law regardless of the years spent says the High Court

In the case of BARYAMUREEBA JAMES V KABAKONJO & 6 OTHERS, CIVIL SUIT NO. 20 OF 2013 IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT KABALE. CORAM; HON.DR. JUSTICE HENRY PETER ADONYO, Judgement delivered on the 17th of January, 2020. This case involved a dispute as to family land. The Plaintiff, in this case, stated that…

June 2, 2020
No Comments
High Court sets conditions necessary for granting Temporary Injunctions

In the case of KAGUMAHO KAKUYO VERSUS SHILLA NINSIIMA MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATION NO. NO. 13 OF 2020.BEFORE HON. LADY JUSTICE ESTA NAMBAYO. Ruling delivered on 27/2/2020. This was an application seeking the High Court to issue a temporary injunction. The orders were sought to restrain the Respondent and its agents from any attempts to recover a…

May 29, 2020
No Comments
The court will be wrong if it grants specific performance to a person with unclean hands, says the Supreme Court

In the Case of NIPUN BHATI &HEMANTINI BHATIA V BOUTIQUE SHAZIM LTD CIVIL APPEAL 179 OF 2015 IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF UGANDA.  CORAM; JUSTICE OWINY DOLLO, PERCY NIGHT TUHAISE & FREDRICK EGONDA NTENDE. Judgment delivered on the 3rd of March, 2020. This was a case of breach of contract, where the appellant’s late…

May 26, 2020
No Comments
Press Statement: Management Of The Rural Electrification Fund Application For Judicial Review Of S.I. No. 62 Of 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16TH MAY 2020 On April 28th, 2020, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development issued the Electricity (Establishment and Management of the Rural Electrification Fund) Instrument, S.I. No. 62 of 2020 revoking the Electricity (Establishment and Management of the Rural Electrification Fund) Instrument, S.I. No. 75 of 2001. The new Instrument was published in…

May 20, 2020
No Comments