Supreme Court To Start UNRA Hearing

The Supreme Court is today expected to start hearing of an appeal filed by Uganda National Roads Authority challenging Constitutional Court ruling that declared section 7 [1] of the Land acquisition unconstitutional.

It was a compensation case between Kaiso-Tonyo Road project and affected persons through Advocates for Natural Resources Governance and Development in 2012 filed a constitutional petition challenging section 7 of the land acquisition act as being inconsistent with the constitution.

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Executive Director; Allen Kagina

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Executive Director; Allen Kagina

According to the petitioner, the section which allows government to take over land without compensation to the land owners was inconsistent with the right to own property as provided for under article 26 of the constitution.

However in 2014 the Constitutional Court agreed with the petitioners that this particular section was unconstitutional.

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) being dissatisfied with the decision of the Constitutional Court filed an appeal before Supreme Court seeking to nullify the lower Court’s decision.

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