|Case Number||APPEAL NO. 2 OF 2017|
This is an Appeal by Dr. Margaret Zziwa (“the Appellant”) against the Judgment of the First Instance Division of this Court (“the Trial Court”) dated 3rd February 2017 whereby the Trial Court partially allowed the Amended Reference filed in the Trial Court on 24th February 2015 and ordered each party thereto to bear their own costs.
The Respondent to the Appeal is the Secretary General of the East African Community. In the Trial Court, the Appellant was the Applicant and the Secretary General to the East African Community was still the Respondent.
The Appellant is, in this Court, as she was in the Trial Court, represented by Mr. Justin Semuyaba, duly instructed by Semuyaba Iga & Co. Advocate of Kampala, Uganda and Mr. Jet John Tumwebaze, duly instructed by the firm of Kampala Associated Advocates of Kampala, Uganda. The Respondent is, in this Court, as it was in the Trial Court, represented by Mr. Stephen Agaba, duly instructed by the Counsel to the Community.
|Respondent||THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY|
|Complainant||HON. DR. MARGARET ZZIWA|
|Countries||East African Community|
First Instance Judgment
|Verdict||The upshot of the Court’s consideration of this Appeal is that: (1) The Appeal be and is hereby allowed with costs here and below with a certificate for two Counsel. (2) The judgment of the Trial Court be and is hereby partially varied by: (i) affirming orders (a) (b) (c) therein, (ii) setting aside order (d) therein (iii) adding the following further order and numbering it as (d): “the Appellant be and is hereby awarded special damages in the sum of American Dollars One Hundred and Fourteen Thousand ($114,000) together with interest thereon at six (6) percent per annum from 24th February 2015 till payment in full.” (3) The Appellant’s prayer for reinstatement as the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly be and is hereby declined. IT IS SO ORDERED|
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|Date delivered||May 25, 2018|