By; Rachael Najjuma
16th April 2019
High court land division judge Alexandra Nkonge has ordered traders operating from Qualicel, Jambore and Nabukeera buildings jointly with the three businessmen namely; Drake Lubega, Mansoor Yanga and Horizons Company to file written submission over their case before the end of this month (April) to aid her ruling on the matter.
The two parties had appeared for the hearing of the case where traders demand for a special account to deposit their rent, however the trial judge advised that since the matter requires urgency it is wise to have the arguments filed in a written format.
Meanwhile, the traders lawyer Erias Lukwago had asked court to allow him cross examine the said businessmen, over the ownership of the contested properties, and mistreatment of traders but it was objected by the Judge that it will delay the matter.
In a related development, the Uganda Bus Operators Association Limited (UBOAL) has also filed a case in the high court land division claiming rightful ownership of the land where the contested buildings are sitting.
Led by Chairman Hajji Amiru Sentongo they contend that they pay a monthly ground rent fee (obusuulu) of 6 million shillings to KCCA for the land adding that they are the rightful owners for the rent from the traders.