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Lusanja Residents File Notice of Appeal

The notice of appeal was filed on Monday through their lawyers of Nalukoola, Kakeeto Advocates and Lukwago & Co. Advocates.
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Residents of Lusanja have filed a notice of appeal against the High Court judgement that ruled businessman Medard Kiconco, the lawful owner of the land.

On Friday, Justice Tadeo Asiimwe of the High Court Land Division also gave the residents 30 days to vacate the land.

The notice of appeal was filed on Monday through their lawyers of Nalukoola, Kakeeto Advocates and Lukwago & Co. Advocates.

The lawyers have also requested the High Court registrar at Lands Division to avail them with the judgement to enable them formulate grounds of the appeal.

“Accordingly, we do hereby request your good office to avail us with the certified copies of the judgement and the record of proceedings,” the letter reads in part. 

After the judgement, the residents had vowed not to appeal the judgment. However, Harriet Nakazibwe, one of leaders of the affected residents, says after consultations with the affected residents, they decided to appeal. 

“It seems we still have a chance. We are currently taking all the chances we can get so as we get justice and an appeal is one of the ways. We will try up to the very last option,” Nakazibwe said.

Kiconco, the proprietor of Lexman Industries Limited sued Kampala Capital City Authority, Rosemary Sseninde, the State Minister for Primary Education also woman Member of Parliament for Wakiso, State Minister for Lands, Persis Namuganza and 148 other respondents.  

Namuganza was faulted for having exceeded her powers as the State Minister for lands by directing people to continue occupying the land while Sseninde was sued for causing financial loss by stopping Kiconco from erecting a factory at his land.

KCCA, on the other hand, was faulted for failing to demolish the property which was constructed on Kiconco’s land by the squatters. In the same application, Kiconco also sued the Attorney General seeking to be compensated with 500 million shillings arguing that government had unlawfully settled people on his land.

In the Judgment, it was noted that there was no evidence to show that Namuganza and Sseninde incited people to stay on Kiconco’s land.

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