Justice of High Court Lydia Mugambe on Thursday ordered Makerere University to immediately reinstate the suspended fellow deputy registrar Margaret Ettuusa. Whisper Eye Reports.
The Deputy Registrar for Certificates, Ceremonies and Publication Division (CCPD) was suspended from office In 2017,.
She was suspended by Makerere University appointments board on allegations of hiring a company which fleeced graduands lots of money during the 67th graduation ceremony under the guise of securing their mobile phones and gadgets.
The unsatisfied Ettusa sued Makerere university to have this decision quashed.
Justice Mugambe in her ruling said it was wrong for the University to disrespect earlier court orders of having the applicant re-instated until her case is fully heard and disposed of.
She ruled that “In contravention of the injunctive order of the court, the first Respondent through its agents first pretended to allow the Applicant back to an empty office and soon thereafter threw her out completely from work and office. This is the perfect demonstration of contempt of a court order,” she added.
“There is also no demonstration that the Applicant properly appeared before any authority where she competently presented her defence and was properly represented before the suspension decision or the decision to refer her for disciplinary action.” the judge ruled .
Justice Mugambe who is famous in academic kind of cases ordered Makerere university to pay Ettusa 150 million shillings as general damages at an interest of 10% per annum from the date of ruling until final payment