The Excessive Courtroom in Soroti has awarded Shs100m normally damages to atone for psychological torture that the senior procurement officer of Soroti College suffered following his unlawful sacking by the Inspector Basic of Authorities (IGG).
Justice Wilson Masalu Musene, in his judgment dated June 23, 2020, awarded Mr Ronald Edongu the stated compensation on grounds that the suggestions to sack him, have been out of bias and that he was not given a good listening to.
Mr Edongu had been accused of being irregularly recruited and likewise given accelerated promotion.
“I subsequently, do hereby challenge a everlasting injunction in opposition to the respondents (IGG and Soroti College Governing Council), stopping them from contemplating and purporting to terminate the applicant (Mr Edongu), allegedly that he was irregularly recruited and given accelerated promotion,” dominated justice Musene.
“The second respondent (Soroti College Council), having regularized, ratified, promoted and confirmed the applicant as a senior procurement officer, stopped from asserting that the applicant was irregularly recruited and promoted. I’ve thought of the circumstances of the applicant’s case as summarized above and I’m inclined to seek out and maintain that an award of Shs100m as basic damages is acceptable.” he added.
Moreover, this court docket additionally declares the purported suspension and termination of the Applicant by the 2nd respondent unlawful on account of violation of the interim court docket order, and as effectively on grounds of procedural irregularities and irrationality within the course of that led to these selections.
“The native newspapers and radio stations have been awash with the information which carried tittle “Soroti College procurement officer sacked” and on account of the stated information he has stored receiving calls from various folks over the identical matter which has brought about him psychological torture, “the choose dominated.
“The purported termination has additionally brought about him numerous hardship in feeding his household since he’s the one breadwinner on account of failure to obtain his wage, he has been emotionally disturbed particularly presently of the coronavirus pandemic the place everybody has been suggested to maintain indoors. He has been embarrassed and humiliated by the actions of the 2nd respondents, ‘he added.
Nevertheless, Prof Ikoja Odongo, the Vice chancellor, Soroti College declined to touch upon the court docket resolution and as an alternative referred Every day Monitor to the college’s authorized officer, Ms Hellen Atigo.
Ms Atigo stated they’ve filed a discover of enchantment difficult the court docket resolution.
“The matter has been forwarded to the court docket of enchantment in Kampala,”Ms Atigo stated.
Mr John Okwi Bosco, the College Council member, stated the ruling was there and it was not within the favor of the college.
“That matter is again in court docket as a result of some college members are divided over that dismissal of the senior procurement officer,” Mr Okwi stated.
In accordance with Mr Okwi, in the course of the dialogue within the council, members have been divided over the dismissal.