The High Court in Kampala will on March 18th deliver its decision on an application seeking to suppress the government directive to indefinitely suspend the activities of Chapter Four Uganda.
Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana fixed the date on Tuesday, after the parties in the matter appeared before the court and told him that they had complied with his previous orders requiring them to make written submissions before they can be given a judgment date.
According to Apollo Katumba Chapter Four Uganda’s lawyer, the court had given them timelines to file submissions and he believed that they are on the court record.
Katumba prayed for a judgment date and the National Bureau for Non-Government Organization NGO Bureau which is the respondent in this matter was represented by State Attorney Charity Nabasa from the Attorney General’s chambers also concurred with Katumba’s submissions.
Lastone Lulume another Lawyer for Chapter Four Uganda says that they are happy that the fate of the organization will be determined.
The case arises from a decision by the NGO Bureau on August 18 2021 ordering Chapter Four Uganda to cease operations with immediate effect to enable the Bureau to conduct a comprehensive investigation into their operations.
According to Stephen Okello the Executive Director of NGO Bureau, Chapter Four Uganda was closed together with 53 other Non-Governmental Organizations for alleged failure to comply with the legislation covering their operations.