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
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Justices Of The Court Of Appeal Discuss What Amounts To Sufficient Consideration In Contracts

Case Of Gerald Nsubuga V Petwa Rwomushoro, CA NO. 102 OF 2012. The learned Justices of the Court of Appeal in their judgment delivered on the 10th April 2019 discussed what amounts to sufficient consideration in contracts CORAM: Hon Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo, Hon Justice Keneth Kakuru, Hon Justice Stephen Musota The appellant was the registered…

June 17, 2019
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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
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The rule of exhaustion of alternative remedy is not one that bars jurisdiction of the Court, but it is a rule which Courts have laid down in the exercise of their discretion

Water & Environment Media Network (U) Ltd & 2 Others versus National Environmental Management Authority & Hoima Sugar Limited, Consolidated Miscellaneous Cause Nos. 239 & 255 of 2020. Background The Applicants filed two separate applications premised on the same facts and the law under Articles 42, 39 and 50 of the Constitution and Section 33…

June 30, 2021
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What you need to know about the Mental Health Act 2018

Introduction The Mental Health Act repeals the Mental Treatment Act Cap 249 and provides for; Establishment of the Uganda Mental Health Advisory Board and to provides for its composition, tenure and functions, Mental health treatment at primary health centres, Emergency admission and treatment, involuntary admission and treatment and for voluntary and assisted admission and treatment,…

April 12, 2021
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Court Of Appeal Discusses The Mitigating Factors When Passing A Sentence

In The Case Of Wamusonze Wilson V Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 319 Of 20100 [20019] UGCA 178. The Justices of the Court of Appeal JJA Elizabeth Musoke, Hellen Obura, Ezekeil Muhanguzi in their judgment delivered on the 25th June 2019 discuss mitigating factors before passing a sentence. It was an appeal arising from the decision…

September 4, 2019
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Why Hajji Abdallah Kitata’s Case Was Before Military Court And Not High Court (Criminal Division) Sitting At Kampala

The Applicant, Abdulla Kitata, filed an application for Bail pending a trial by a Notice of Motion stated to be brought under Articles 23(6)(a), 43(2)(b), 50(1) 120(5) and 250(4) of the Constitution of Uganda, Section 14 of Trial on indictments Act, Rules 2 and 4 of Judicature (Criminal Procedure) Application Rules and all other enabling…

December 13, 2018
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The salient features of the Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2020 you need to know.

Introduction On the 4th day of March 2020, the Local Government Amendment Bill, 2019, was passed by Parliament into law. The purpose of this bill is to amend the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments Act, Cap. 243 to pro­vide for the cre­ation of lo­cal gov­ern­ment and the mag­is­trate units at least two years be­fore the due date for…

August 4, 2020
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Hon. Justice Ssekana Musa Discusses Instances Where Court Orders Can Be Set Aside

Hon. Justice Ssekana Musa discusses instances where court orders can be set aside in the case of Pentecostal Assemblies of God Lira V Pentecostal Assemblies of God Limited and Uganda Registration Bureau. (Miscellaneous Application No.014 of 2018) [2019] UGHCCD 117. in his ruling delivered on 14thJune 2019 This application arose out of an application that…

June 21, 2019
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What you need to know about the Land Lord and Tenant Act Uganda

Objective To regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants, to reform and consolidate the law relating to letting of premises, to provide for the responsibilities of landlords and tenants in respect to the letting of premises and related matters. Significant Highlights of the Act A tenancy agreement can be oral, written, in the form of…

September 8, 2020
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