NTUNGAMO MAN TO SUE GOV’T OVER UGX 52 M COMPENSATION AFTER STATE HOUSE VEHICLE KILLED SON
By Ambrose Kweronda
A 50 year old man in Kikoni, Central division Ntungamo Municipal council has threatened to drag the government of Uganda to court for failing to compensate him after state house vehicle knocked his son dead.
The nasty accident which killed the boy Anthony Byaruhanga occurred on 24/09/2012 when he was knocked dead by State house vehicle; UG 1997C as he headed home from school to get lunch at around 1:00 Pm.
The father of the boy Fred Byaruhanga through his lawyer Constance Turyasingura on behalf of ULS (Uganda Law Society) wants the State house Controller and the current Prime minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanja to pay him 52,000,000 as part of compensation and burial Expenses.
The ULS lawyer Constance Turyasingura has written to State house Controller informing her to solve matters amicably with the complainant Byaruhanga before the matters are taken to court. (File vide ref.LAP/K’la/020/2021)
Byaruhnga told www.mknewslink.com that on 28/2/2014 he only received Ush. 8,000,000= from Nakyobe the State house Controller and the Balance 52,000,000= was never cleared to date!
On 18/5/2021 the then Prime minister of Uganda Rt.Hon. Dr. Ruhakana-Rugunda wrote to the PPS (Principal Private Secretary) to the President Dr. Kenneth Omona to clear Byaruhanga’s unpaid balance.
But Dr. Omona on receiving the letter didn’t respond positively, he instead wrote to the complainant Byaruhanga on 26/6/2021 that they’re unable to offer the required assistance due to some financial constraints!
On 4/9/2021 Fred Byaruhanga again wrote to the New Prime minister of Uganda Rt.Hon.Robinah Nabanja informing her that he was not helped as per the letter written by her predecessor Dr.Rugunda and that he’s still in the dilemma of debts and that even the money lender wants to take off his piece of land.
The office of the Prime minister Nabanja received the complainant’s letter through its Security registry on 6/9/2021.
On 8/10/2021 the aggrieved Byaruhanga told a press conference that he’s now determined to take the matters to the courts of law.
Efforts to get PM. Nabanja for a comment proved fruitless as her known mobile phone number couldn’t be reached by press time.
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