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Judiciary faults government for abetting environmental destruction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of judicial officers have branded government the major culprit in threatening the environment which has resulted in failure to mitigate the effects of climate change. The effects include a drop in water levels, floods, and changing weather patterns like the drastic change in …

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Kiggundu appeals against appeal court on UGX 120 billion decision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala businessman Hamis Kiggundu has filed a notice of appeal against Court of Appeal decision which nullified orders by Commercial Court directing Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and Diamond Trust Bank Kenya to refund more than  120 billion shillings to him. Three Justices of the Court …

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DTB asks court for retrial in businessman Kiggundu loan case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and DTB Kenya have asked the Court of Appeal to set aside the decision of the Commercial Court directing them to refund more than  120 billion shillings to businessman Hamis Kiggundu or send  back the case file to High Court for …

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Constitutional court to dispose of 25 petitions in two weeks

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has dedicated two weeks starting today to dispose of 25 cases, which have been in the system for more than two years. A cause signed by Mary Babirye, the Constitutional Court Acting Assistant Registrar shows that the Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera, will …

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Former MP Tonny Kipoi loses petition to stop army court trial

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A petition filed by former Bubulo West Member of Parliament Tonny Kipoi, to challenge the trial of civilians in the General Court Martial has been dismissed by the Constitutional Court.   Kipoi had run to the courts to challenge section 119 of the UPDF Act, which …

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Court rejects request to withdraw election petition against former MP

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Constitutional Court has rejected a request by Kenneth Adrapi to withdraw an election petition he filed against the former Madi -Okollo County Member of Parliament, Martin Andrew Drito about eight years ago. The five member panel of Constitutional Court Judges declined to grant the …

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Court declares tax appeal deposits unconstitutional

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Taxpayers disputing assessments by Uganda Revenue Authority will no longer be required to deposit 30 per cent of the amount in dispute before launching a challenge at the Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT). Section 15 of the Tax Appeals Tribunal Act requires a company or any …

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