BUSHENYI SERVICE COMMISSION SAGA:JAFARI BASAJJABALABA DEFEATED IN HIGH COURT
By Nelson Twinamatsiko
The Bushenyi district residents are jubilating triumph after High court presided over by Justice Duncan Gaswaga today ruled in their favour by ordering Mr.Jafali Basajjabalaba to allow the service commission commences work with immediate effect.
The district service commission which was instituted by the district former chairman; Willis Bashasha, and approved by public service commission comprises of Ms Lydia Rwakishaya, Julius Ishungisa and Nathan Behangaana.
However, when Jafali Basajjabalaba took over became the district chairman in 2016 rejected the commission, trying to disband it and institute another.
When he proposed new names and forwarded them to public service commission for approval, they were rejected on grounds that there was already an approved commission. Since then the district has been working without a service commission.
Bushenyi residents led by Apollo Kakonge under their umbrella; Make Bushenyi Great Again filed a case in High court against the district chairman Jafali Basajjabalaba and Chief Administrative officer; Elias Byamungu for failure to allow the Rwakishaya commission commence work.
Before Justice Gaswaga gave verdict on the matter today, Jafali and his lawyer conceded defeat and applied for a one hour adjournment to meet with Kakonge’s layers and negotiate costs.
After a one hour meeting, Justice Gaswaga came up with terms and conditions agreed upon between the two parties.
Jafali Basajjabalaba agreed to sign appointment letters for Lydia Rwakishaya,Julius Ishungisa and Nathan Behangaana and allow them commence their work meanwhile the district council proposing two names of new members who will join the commission.
In addition to this, Basajabalaba and the district council at large agreed to pay case costs and damages amounting to sh.7,000,000/= suffered by the petitioner; Apollo Kakonge .
Kakonge filed the case through his lawyer Julius Turinawe of Kamba&co.Advocates
After Justice Gaswaga read the verdict in a fully packed court, people started celebrating their victory against Basajjabalaba.
When www.mknewslink.com tried to get a comment from Jafali Basajjabalaba, he immediately switched off his mobile phone.