By Sania Babirye
High court Judge Patricia Wasswa Bassaza has set this eveening to deliver a ruling on whether or not to allow the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi to appeal against her decision in which she compelled the Kabaka to disclose particulars of bank accounts to one of his subject Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka.
This afternoon Justice Basaza concluded hearing the application where Kabaka claimed to be aggrieved by the order.
Christopher Bwanika representing the Kabaka told court that the order issued on the 5th of June 2017 forcing the Kabaka to disclose financial statements at Stanbic and Bank of Africa in the names of Buganda Land Board where monies collected from occupants of the kingdom land is banked is unfair.
Justice Bassaza also ordered that Mabirizi be availed with particulars of all the occupants before 30th of June for inspection and internalization so that he can prepare his case in which he is challening the Kyapa Mungalo.
The Kabaka is seeking permission from justice Basaza to challenge her orders before the Court of Appeal since he does not have an automatic right of Appeal unless he is allowed by her.
According to the Kabaka the right to privacy of his other occupants who voluntarily registered and do not wish their affairs to go public will be violated since they are even not parties interested in this case if he is not allowed to appeal.
Bwanika further explains that Mabirizi has neither brought evidence to show that any tenant has been coarsed or threatened in any form to register nor any evidence showing that himself is a tenant who has been given authority to lawful represent others.
Mabirizi says the Kabaka should not impose registration fees ranging from shs100,000 to Shs 600,000 on his occupants settling on the kingdom’s land because it belongs to the public and the Kabaka us just a trustee.