7 February 2013

Tanzania: EALA Boss Intervenes in Court Case

Arusha — THE East African Court of Justice has allowed the Speaker of East African Legislative Assembly, Ms Margaret Nantongo-Zziwa and eight other EALA Members from Uganda to appear as intervenes in a case involving the country's shadow Attorney General, Abdu Katuntu.

In the case, the official statement from the Arushabased EACJ says, Mr Abdu Katuntu wants the court to declare that the rules of procedure pertaining to their election were contrary to the EAC Treaty.

At the Arusha Court Chambers on Wednesday, Ms Zziwa and Uganda's other eight representatives to the regional parliament, said they would restrict themselves to opposing the matter and would argue that the rules of procedure of the Parliament of Uganda were in consonance with the Treaty.

The Respondents in the case, Uganda's Attorney General represented by Ms Robina Gureme Rwakoojo and four others and the EAC Secretary General represented by Mr Wilbert Kaahwa, could not object to the application. The Court will inform the parties on the dates for the hearing of the case in due course.

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