By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Apollo Lee Kakonge’s lawyer Julius Turinawe has vowed to challenge Bushenyi chief magistrate’s judgement that dismissed the case in which Kakonge had sued Bushenyi Ishaka municipality for refusing to release information to him.
Turinawe told the press today 17th March 2020 at 4:30 pm that Jane Mugala’s judgement has deffects for example she claimed that the town clerk William Makune should not have been sued but in real sense he is the chief execuitve officer thus responsible for giving out information to the public.
He added that on the issue of paying 20,000 non-refundable fee to process the documents , he contended that money is paid when the office accepts to give one the information.
Didas Muhanguzi the deputy town clerk who represented the town clerk noted that he was happy with the ruling and that he was willing to implement the chief magistrate’s judgement.
Apollo Lee Kakonge took Municipality to Bushenyi chief magistrate’s court last month under the access information act after the town cerk William Makune refused to give him information on procurement sector and department of works for 2019, 2018,2017 financial years.
Jane Mugala today dismissed the case with costs though kakonge’s lawyer vowed to appeal in high court.
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