- Published: 26 April 2016
Kampala Lord Mayor elect Erias Lukwago runs to the Constitutional Court, seeking to be added as a party to the petition that is seeks to abolish the various political offices in the city including his very own office of the Lord Mayor.
Lukwago in his application before the court, wants pending judgment in the petition filed by a one Mulindwa Muwonge delayed and first hear him out.
He explains at the court’s orders in ite pending judgment might affect him to the extent of losing his seat as the Lord mayor of Kampala and that as such, he will be condemned unheard
According to Lukwago wants court to stay its orders and delivery of the judgment in the above petition or deferred. Lukwago insists that the orders of the court in the above petition are likely to affect the applicant (Lukwago) as an elected leader of Kampala and as such, it would be unfair to condemn him unheard.
The filing in of this application by Lukwago comes barely a week after the same court heard and concluded the petition challenging the existence of political offices in the city by a panel of five justices led by Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma. The judgment is now pending delivery though the actual date is not fixed yet.
Muwonge in his petition, contends that section 6 of the KCCA Act 2010 which provides the Authority as the governing body of the Capital city composed of locally elected councilors and the Lord Mayor is in contravention and inconsistent with articles 5 (4), 2 (1) and 2 (2) of the constitution that provides for the administration of the Capital city by the central government thus eliminating the local governance structure in the capital city.
He also contends in his petition that section 27, 38 and 40 of the KCCA Act 2010 which provides for the lower division, ward and village urban councils, are inconsistent with constitution which provides for the administration of the city by the central government thus eliminating the local government structure.
The political offices being challenged in the Muwonge petition include; office of the lord mayor and divisional councilors.