By Sania Babirye
The Commercial court has given Church of Uganda one last chance to settle out of court a 7.3 billion shillings case filed against the church by a consultancy company; Land Coin Ltd.
This after neither the a Church representative nor its appointed lawyers of Sebalu and Lule advocates showed up in court today for a mediation hearing session .
This has prompted the mediator Jonhson Kwesigabo to adjourn the case to the 13th/July 2018 with a warning that if church of Uganda does not appear that day , the case file will be forwarded to a judge so that the matter goes through a full trial.
The 7.3 billion shillings arise out of a contract the Church entered into with Land coin Ltd to carry out consultations and investigations to recover compensation from government for a 15 acreage land housing part of Entebbe International Airport and ministry of Agriculture.
According to court documents , the Church committed itself to pay Land coin Ltd 15% of the total value of the compensated land but upon getting the money from government, the Church breached its part of the contract and now wants to pay 10% out of the 48billion shillings received.
Land Coin Ltd has since rejected the 10% offer from the church hence petitioning court for orders compelling the church to pay the full agreed percentage of 15 which is 7.3bn.