By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Mbarara high court presided over by Justice Joyce Kavuma today Nov, 13, 2019 ruled against the mbarara University contested vice chancellor Prof. Obua Celestine that he should be sued in his capacity together with the Chancellor Prof. Charles Olwenyi.
Earlier, the lawyers representing the vice chancellor and Chancellor Mbarara University had objected that Julius Taremwa the secretary general of the association of lectures and staff of MUST (MUSTASA) that he should not have sued the duo.
However during her ruling, Justice Kavuma ruled that the aggrieved party as the secretary general of the lecturers and staff association has powers to sue the vice chancellor and chancellor.
High Court judge also ruled that chancellor and vice chancellor should be sued in their capacities.
Mbarara University’s Taremwa the general secretary of the association staff and lecturers took vice chancellor and chancellor to Mbarara high court challenging the wrong procedures they used to re-appoint VC Prof. Obua for another 5 year last term.
According to Julius Taremwa’s lawyers, the chancellor of Mbarara University Prof. Charles Olwenyi appointed VC. Prof. Obua without any recommendation or a minute from the University council.
Justice Joyce Kavuma ruled that Prof. Obua and Olwenyi have to stay on the charge sheet and answer the charges brought against them by Julius Taremwa and his team.
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