The government has been asked to pay Shs310 million as punitive damages, Shs5 million to each of the 62 applicants who challenged the Attorney General in court over Justice Catherine Bamugemereire’s land commission interference with private land code named block 127, plot 49.
The applicants led by a one Francis Namara sued the Attorney General after the Commission stopped all activities on the said plot, even though the court had pronounced itself on the matter.
Court ruled that the actions of the Commission were illegal, wanton and committed with impunity and in utter disregard of the law and that it abused the established legal process.
Justice Bashaija K. Andrew who wrote the ruling also said the money awarded attracts 8 percent interest per annum from the date of the ruling on the matter, which is December 13, 2019.
He also awarded the applicants costs of the application.
The Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters wound up its work on November 9 after a 30-month tenure. The Commission has been investigating the effectiveness of the law, policies and processes of land acquisition, management and registration in the country since it was set up by President Museveni on December 8, 2016.