Lukwago Salary Dispute Mediation Fails; Hearing Date Set

A date has been set for High Court to arbitrate a salary dispute between the Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City Authority and the executive arm of the authority.

This comes after Christopher Rukyalekere, the court appointed mediator, failed to reconcile the two sides.

Lukwago in the matter wants to be paid the salary for the months that he was out of office having been impeached during his first term in office.

The Lord Mayor’s impeachment which was led by then Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze was successfully challenged and overturned by Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe of the High Court.

With no middle ground reached between the two camps in mediation, the matter was today allocated to Justice Andrew Bashaija for trial.

Lukwago’s lawyers; Chrysostom Katumba and Nathan Mpenja, together with the Attorney General represented by Johnson Natuhwera and KCCA’s Brian Mwanja agreed on two issues to be arbitrated: first on whether the action of the Respondents’ continued failure in paying the Applicant’s accumulated salary emoluments is lawful; and what remedy is available for the parties.

The Lord Mayor had expressed concern that this matter had dragged on for years since 2013.

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