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MPS want AG to audit the court of appeal in relation to election petitions

Ntugamo Municipality Member of Parliament, Gerald Karuhanga

Ntugamo Municipality Member of Parliament, Gerald Karuhanga, and the Kabweri County MP, Gonahasa Francis, want the auditor general to audit the performance of the court of appeal of Uganda in respect to election petitions.

Karuhanga says that election petitions are supposed to be heard with in a period of six months but is surprising that most of the petitions take a long time to be heard which he says denies the people who elected their representatives representation.

Karuhanga says that parliament also appropriated the judiciary more money in the last financial year to enable it handle these petitions in time and hence it is surprising to see that up to now there are still cases in court waiting to be determined.

Byte Karuhanga  Gonahasa also says that amending constitution and Parliamentray elections act will not be a solution as they believe all this emanates from the mismanagement of court of appeal saying that some of the judges were not even given cases to handle.

Karuhanga is also worried that the retirement of the deputy chief justice Steven Kavuma is coming nearing as he is supposed to retire next month and says this will result into these cases requiring to be heard afresh which he says will cost the petitioners.

Karuhanga has also warned Kavuma not to dare adjust his age.

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