BUKITAREPA TO TAKE BUNYORO DISTRICTS TO INTERNATIONAL COURTS
Masindi high court has today dismissed the interim application filed by Bunyoro Kitara Reparations Agency (BUKITAREPA) whereby they were asking court to restrain all the seven district land boards from issuing land, effecting evictions among others.
Last year, BUKITAREPA sued all the seven district land boards in Bunyoro accusing them of issuing land titles on the land they have never owned.
However none of seven land boards filed the defence which provoked the then Assistant registrar Masindi High Court Julia Acio to give an ex party judgment in favour of BUKITAREPA restraining the district land boards from doing any activity.
The lawyers of the seven Land boardslater re- instated the case and presented their defence which made the case to start afresh.
This forced BUKITAREPA to apply for an interim order restraining the seven district land boards from issuing land titles, effecting evictions transfer titles among others.
On Tuesday court presided over by the Masindi High Court Assistant registrar; Simon Kintu Zirintusa dismissed BUKITAREPA’s application indicating that they did not present any threat to court accruing from their activities.
However, Doviko Batwale, the Chief coordinator Bunyoro Kitara Reparations agency explained that they are not satisfied with the registrar’s decision saying that they are going to appeal to higher courts adding that they are also going to resort to international courts since the local courts are being influenced by the leaders who have their own interests.
He added that they are going to use the judgment to the international courts to prove that the courts in Uganda are not independent.
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