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Court Sets Date for Qualicel Traders Case

Kampala High Court has set Monday 8th April 2019 as the date it will hear the case in which Qualicel bus terminal, Nabukeera and Jamboree Arcade traders seek an independent account to deposit their rent, and also an order stopping the rivalling parties from trespassing on their shops until the rightful owner of the buildings is determined by court

This matter is before Justice Musa Ssekana

The traders on Tuesday this week through their lawyers of Lukwago and Company Advocates petitioned the Lands Division of the High Courtseeking a permanent injunction restraining city businessmen, Drake Lubega and Mansoor Matovu alias Yanga from trespassing on their shops situated on the disputed property pending determination of the rightful ownership of the said properties.

These led by their chairperson Denis Muganga, also asked court to summon the fighting parties to appear and explain to court who is the rightful owner and manager of the suit premises.

The traders also accuse Mr. Lubega and Mr. Matovu of deploying hooligans who closed their shops while demanding for payment of double rent fees that they have been paying to Horizon Coaches Ltd for the last five months.

Court last year placed ownership of these buildings to Muhangi as a true owner of the said buildings but later at the beginning of this year the Attorney General came up with an order to Horizon company to vacate the buildings and leave the management to Drake and Matovu

Yesterday police arrested several traders who were protesting Drake’s unfair actions to them which included the closure of their shops and demanding payment for the months they had already paid to Muhangi.

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