WHO is lying about Kampala city street parking management?
Solomon Muyita reports that Kampala City Council (KCC) advocate John Ssendege and Green Boatâ€™s (GBEL) John Mike Musisi attacked each at a hearing at the Commercial Court yesterday, each branding the other a liar.
Musisi had asked the court for a two-day adjournment to allow GBEL directors to fly in from Korea to discuss the matter on Thursday.
Ssendege had requested the court to allow Multiplex take over the city parking management from GBEL immediately.
However, KCC and Multiplex yesterday failed to convince the court to reverse its ruling that GBEL should continue managing the street parking.
Ogoola said the court would not lift its order before getting all the facts.
The parties shouted and ranted, calling each other names during the hearing presided over by Justice James Ogoola.
Ogoola had to refrain the parties from losing their cool.
The judge threatened to throw out Musisi for calling Ssendege a lying old man.
â€œHow can an old man tell lies like that?â€ Musisi had asked.
GBEL earlier challenged the termination of its contract on February 28 and convinced the court to give it more time to wind up.
KCC now wants them out by the end of March but GBEL wants six months. The next hearing is slated for Friday, by which date GBEL board is expected to accept or reject the one month to wind up.
If they accept, the parties will be allowed to settle out of court otherwise the court will then decide whether to grant GBEL the six months.
Lawyers Quarrel Over City Parking