has tabled a supplementary request of 2.8 billion shillings to pay arrears of
Boston based law firm M/s Foley Hoag the law firm that has been representing
Uganda in the DRC Reparation case.
request was presented by the Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi before the
Parliaments budget committee chaired by Patrick Opolot Isiagi.
to Kafuuzi, since 1999 when the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) filed a case against Uganda in the International
Court of Justice -ICJ with various allegations in arising from the 1998 to 2003 conflict, the renowned firm Foley Hoag which has
been representing Uganda in this case since then has never been paid the 2.8
billion shillings due.
DRC initially claimed 23.5 billion US Dollars in losses, but in 2015 when the matter was referred back to the court the
claim reduced to 13.5 billion US dollars , but Uganda has continued to insist
that the claim is excessive, unreasonable,
and not backed by evidence among others.
says that the firm has been engaged in all these court battles, until now as
the country awaits final judgement following a successful oral hearing in April
says the legal fees for the firm owned by comanaging partners Kenneth Leonetti
and Jeffrey Collins is still
outstanding which may cause a bad image
if it is not paid as Uganda can be taken to court for this.
said that at every stage there was never
enough funds to cover the fees
and the actual were never predictable
because services rendered depended on the schedules and tasks set by the International court of justice.
in: “This compensation of…
out:…the same agency”//
Butambala MP Muwanga Kivumbi tasked the Attorney General to account for so far
how much they have injected in the DRC reparations case. He says for several
times, Uganda has been tabling financial requests for this case.
in: “What we are…//
out:…today or tomorrow”//
Kafuuzi also confirmed that they owe M/s Curtis Uganda
shillings 2.9 billion in legal fees and expenses incurred during the course of
Uganda’s court battle with Rift Valley Railways Uganda -RVRU.
The consortium in 2019 sued Government over its decision to
terminate a twenty five year concession.