LUKWAGO, KCCA FAIL TO SETTLE SALARY DISPUTE OUT OF COURT
Efforts for Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and KCCA to have his salary demands for the period of his controrvertial impeachment settled out of court have failed and now the case is set for a formal trial .
Today , state Attorney John Natuhwera from the Attorney General's chambers has informed Chirstopher Rukyalekere ; the mediator in this case that consultations made with relevant parties agree that the matter should go through a full trial .
Natuhwera said this is so because the Attorney General holds an opinion that it would be in contempt of court to pay Lukwago emoluments for that period yet matters regarding his impeachment are still pending before the Court of Appeal .
At the Court of Appeal , Lukwago still seeks before a panel of 3 justices to review justice Steven Kavuma's order that he gave as a single judge staying an order of the Highcourt that had declared his impeachment anullity. Consquently Rukyalekere has closed the mediation file and referred the case back to the trial judge to set a hearing date.
Last year in November , Erias Lukwago dragged to the High court, the Minister for Kampala Beti Turwomwe Kamya , Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority Jennifer Musisi, the Attorney General of Government and KCCA, seeking orders compelling them to pay his accumulated emoluments and salary arrears for the period of December2013 to May/2016 claiming he was wrongly denied access to his office .
The total sum for the 30months Lukwago is demanding stands at 563.4million shillings on top of seeking orders for payment of General damages for the psychological torture, mental anguish and emotion stress he has gone through