in his ruling, Justice Elubu has noted that although the case before the Constitutional Court was filed by different parties, it arises out of the same case and thus the need to halt the High Court proceedings since the constitution has supremacy over any law in the country.
The committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises COSASE helped the government to recover 32 billion Shillings from four Chinese companies that were irregularly profiteering from the money. The money was part of the 47.7 billion Shillings that Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA had advanced to the companies to compensate people affected by road construction projects.
The bill proposes raising the retirement for the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal from 70 years to 75 years and creating an open ended term for Electoral Commissioners.
Patrick Isiagi, Kachumbala County MP, was today grilled by fellow legislators after it emerged that during his tenure at Mulago National Referral Hospital as commissioner of accounts, he diverted about 1.7 billion shillings meant for medical expenses for hospital equipment, to cater for night allowances and construction of staff houses.
The proposed bill seeks to, among others; amend Article 144 of the constitution to increase the retirement age for Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Judges from 70 to 75-years. It also seeks to change the retirement age for High Court Judges from 65 to 70 years.