Uganda: Oil Cash Judgment Set for May 31

Kampala — The judgment in the Shs6b oil cash bonanza dubbed "handshake" petition has been set for March 31 at the High Court in Kampala.

Former Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) lawyer Ali Sekatawa sued government through Attorney General, Parliamentary Commission and Parliamentary Committee on Statutory and State Enterprises (Cosase) seeking for a judicial review of the findings and recommendations of oil cash bonanza.

In the same case yesterday the lawyers from Parliamentary Commission, Ms Stina Cherotich and Mr Solomon Kirunda, withdrew their application that was seeking to have the petitioner [Mr Sekatawa] and Attorney General Mr William Byaruhanga cross-examined. This case was filed in September 2017.

Abandoning cross-examination

"Following consultation with our superiors, we have decided to abandon the cross-examination of both the applicant and the Attorney General" Ms Cherotich told court.

The presiding judge Andrew Bashaija subsequently fixed March 13 for the applicant to file their scheduling notes and serve the respondents while the respondents file their reply on March 29 and rejoinder on April 5 and then the judgment will be delivered on May 31.

Juliet Kigongo

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