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Lawyer Mabiziri Sues Government Over Lubowa Hospital Project

City Layer Hassan Kassim Male Mabirizi has petitioned High Court seeking an order to quash a Parliamentary resolution approving the proposal for government to issue Promissory notes to a tune of $379.71Million to Italian company Finansi/ROKO SPV, for construction of a specialized hospital at Lubowa in Wakiso district.

According to his notice of motion filed on Friday at High Court’s Civil Division, Mabirizi wants the government order to be set aside and declared irrational, null and void.

He claims government entered into the agreement for guarantee without approval of the Parliament, and that the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga acted illegally when she put the motion to vote yet Parliament lacked the required quorum of one third of Members.

“The speaker acted ultra vires on declaring that the majority report had been approved, yet indeed it was the minority report which had been approved,” he added.

“Parliament approved USD 379.71 million yet the total project cost as per direct agreement is estimated at approximately USD 366.436 million leaving an unaccounted gap of USD 12.564 million”

The lawyer argues that the process of passing the said resolution contained a number of illegalities, was unreasonable, unfair and contrary to common sense with uncalled burden to taxpayers of this country

From the above grounds Mabirizi asked court to order government pay him damages for inconveniences caused due to this letter and costs for the application

The proposed health facility in Lubowa, according to Junior Finance Minister David Bahati, will specialize in treating Non Communicable Diseases and is expected to cut the costs that Ugandans have been incurring traveling abroad for treatment.

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