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Court machine breaks down, hearing on MPs cars to be repeated

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The Constitutional Court has been forced to repeat the hearing of an application filed by a concerned citizen Twaha Sanywa challenging government’s decision to spend sh64 billion shillings on car purchases by the members of the 10th Uganda Parliament.

This after Justice Richard Buteera informed the parties in this case that the judgement he promised this Thursday, will not be made because the transcribing machine could not reproduce last court’s record of proceedings to enable him write his ruling.

Justice Buteera then ordered the parties to make fresh submissions to court.

In this second  hearing, the Attorney General still maintains that it’s lawful for parliament to spend this money on MP’s  personal vehicles as  the law allows legislators to  enjoy such  privileges .

Sanywa wants court to stop MPs  car purchase  privilege saying it places them at a preferential treatment against other government employees both in the judiciary and executive arms who perform their duties in public vehicles.

He adds that unless the Constitutional Court intervenes, tax payers stand a risk to lose their money from the consolidated fund  for lack of accountability since even the Inspector General of Government can not  commence an investigation into its  usage.

Justice  Buteera has now set October 27 as a new date  when he will  deliver his ruling on whether to halt the intended MPs car purchase until the main case is disposed of.

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