National
UDB CEO asks court to quash suspension
Publish Date: Feb 27, 2014
UDB CEO asks court to quash suspension
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Andante Okanya

The embattled chief executive officer of Uganda Development Bank(UDB) Patricia Ojangole, has asked court to quash her suspension from office, saying it was irregular.


On Tuesday, she filed an application for judicial review at the civil division of the High Court in Kampala.The embattled boss said she was never accorded a hearing prior to the suspension.  

Judicial review is a type of court proceeding of the High Court that scrutinises the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body or holder of public office.

Government’s chief legal advisor, the Attorney General (AG), and UDB, are listed as joint respondents.

Ojangole is currently battling charges of conflict of interest at the Anti-Corruption Court. She purportedly influenced the recruitment that resulted in her appointment as chief executive on November 30, 2012.

Ojangole contends that the suspension which took effect on February 14, was premised on irregularities.

UDB board chairman in his letter to her, explained that the suspension was on the prompting of the Inspector General of Government (IGG).

But through Kenneth Akampurira Advocates, Ojangole alleges that her suspension was maliciously orchestrated by a clique at the Inspectorate of Government in cohorts with ex-UDB employees.

“From the time of my appointment, the Inspectorate of Government has engaged on a personal vendetta episode to charge me and other colleagues of the management team following the Board’s termination of members of staff that were found to have fallen short  of the bank’s code of conduct and ethics,” Ojangole states in her affidavit.

Additionally, she has filed an application for temporary injunction for her immediate reinstatement, pending the determination of the main case.

Ojangole lamented that her credibility is under scrutiny, and that her ouster from office will jeorpardize her future career prospects.

Court is yet to schedule a hearing date for the case. The AG and UDB are yet to respond.
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
MPs clash over funding for Northern Uganda
TEMPERS of Legislators flared up on regarding arguments that the Northern region has been marginalized...
Ssekandi tips professionals on networking
VICE President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has challenged Ugandan professionals to adopt the culture of networking, saying the globe has many business opportunities...
Quit politicking, Muhwezi tells leaders
MINISTER of Information and National Guidance, Maj. Gen. Jim argued that a leader''s basic struggle should be transforming the lives of their voters from peasantry...
Saleh to lecture graduates on wealth
eneral Salim Saleh is among the key speakers during this year's 10th graduation ceremony for Makerere University Business School (MUBS)....
East Africa nutrition report  to be launched
The global nutrition report East Africa launch is slated today Friday in the Tanzanian coastal city of Dar es Salaam....
Construction firm sues UN over sh2.7bn loss
KWIK Building Contractors and Engineering alleges that it was in 2012 awarded a contract to construct UN regional offices in Entebbe at US$ 3.8m, but cancelled the contract...
Should medical students be subjected to pre-admission exams?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter