By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Justice Philip Odoki of High Court Civil Division at Kampala has ordered the Attorney General to file a response in a matter, journalist Mukose Arnold Anthony is challenging the alleged illegal appointment of Dr. Tumubweine Twinemanzi, Bank of Uganda’s Director Superving Commercial Banks.
This order is as a result of failure to serve the applicant their response to preliminary objections raised by the respondent over four grounds including; Applicant having no locus to sue the respondents, filing the matter out of time, using classified documents (evident) which are only supposed to be between Attorney general and Bank of Uganda and lastly, the matter isn’t a judicial review issue.
The judge has also scheduled 23rd and 30th June response and rejoinder if any respectively as he will give the ruling on notice given the fact that they have a lot of election petition matters which have timelines.
Mukose, through his lawyers of Kwesigabo, Bamwine and Walubiri Advocates, ran to court last year, asking for the termination of the Twinemanzi’s appointment, declaring his appointment illegal accusing him of lacking qualifications for the job.
According to Mukose, Twinemanzi was hand-picked since there was no advert or internal memo for the job. Mukose also says that the attorney general went ahead to okay the appointment even when the IGG had blocked the move. it’s worth noting that the parliamentary Tripartite Committee’s recommendations had also quashed the appointment.
However, TheSpy Uganda has learnt that the respondents want the court to dismiss the matter at an early stage before it looks into the evidence, irregularities and illegalities in the appointment.