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Opposition Lose EALA MPs Case At EACJ

viagra approved http://cphpost.dk/wp-includes/registration.php sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 200%;”>Court in its view, here http://coachypnose.fr/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-links-list-table.php said that the impugned rules for the election of Members of EALA that were passed following EACJ order in the Mukasa Mbidde case conformed to the Article 50 (1) of the Treaty.

Court further expressed satisfaction that the Rules were made by following a proper interpretation of the same Article 50 as laid in the Prof. Anyang’ Nyongo case and the Jacob Oulanyah case.

The Court further said that the meaning and import of Article 50 (1) does not require that all six (6) political parties in the Parliament to be represented in EALA.

It also declared that, ambulance http://checkhimout.ca/testing/wp-includes/ms-deprecated.php it is not a dispute that following a lengthy debate, that the Parliament of Uganda on May 18, 2012 passed the Rules of Procedure for the EALA election.

“The process and procedure of nomination, campaigns and subsequent election guaranteed the participation of any interested person and the Court has seen no evidence that to the contrary,” it ruled on Monday.


Finally, the Court said that it has the jurisdiction relating to election of the EALA members only where it requires interpretation of the Treaty.

The matter which was filed by Hon. Abdu Katuntu, shadow Attorney General for the opposition in the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda versus the government of Uganda and the Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), was therefore dismissed, and Court ordered every party to bear its costs.

Present in Court to receive the judgment were Hon. Wilbert Kaahwa, representing the Secretary General of the East African Community (2nd respondent), The Attorney General of Uganda (1st Respondent) represented by Ms. Robina Gureme Rwakoojo Commission, Civil Litigation Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and others, The Counsel for the Intervener Rt. Hon. Margareth Nantongo Zziwa, Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly and other 8 EALA Members from Uganda, represented by Mr. Justin Semuyaba.

Neither the applicant nor his advocate was in Court to receive the judgment. It is however on record that the two were notified of today’s Court proceedings.

All Counsel appeared before Hon. Justices, Jean Bosco Butasi, Principal Judge, Lady Justice, Stella Arach Amoko, Deputy Principal Judge, John Mkwawa, Isaac Lenaola and Dr. Faustin Ntezilyayo all of the First Instance Division.

Article 50 (1) Election of Members of the Assembly provides that the National l Assembly of each Partner State shall elect, not from among its members, nine members of the Assembly, who shall represent a s much as it is feasible, the various political parties represented in the National Assembly, shades of opinion, gender and other special interest groups in that Partner State, in accordance with such procedure a s the National Assembly of each Partner State may determine.

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