NFA fails to pay Shs76m, vehicle impounded

NFA impounded vehicle parked at Masindi court premises on Friday.

A vehicle belonging to the National Forestry Authority (NFA) Masindi, has been impounded after the Authority failed to pay Shs76m in damages to five people.

The Ranger vehicle Reg. No. UAR 533 Y was impounded by Flokas Court Brokers & Bailiffs on Friday last week.

Ms Flora Katusabe, the Managing Director for Flokas Court Brokers & Bailiffs told this website that NFA failed to pay damages to Mr Peter Isingoma Ndabigambanoha, Mr Joseph Isingoma Kyamanywa, Ms Teopista Kiwalyanga, Mr Joseph Mutunzi Isingoma and Ms Faridah Busiinge.

Ms Katusabe said in 2017, the five dragged NFA to court for breaching a contract when it denied them access to Masindi Eucalyptus Woodlot at Nyangahya Cell in Central Division, Masindi Municipality.

On June 29, 2019, court presided over by the Masindi Chief Magistrate, Mr Moses Lubangala Kule ruled in favour of the complainants permitting them to harvest the trees. Court also ordered NFA to pay the applicants Shs76m as general damages and costs.

The magistrate also ordered that any movable property belonging to NFA should be attached after the respondent failed to comply.

It is against this backdrop that Flokas Brokers & Court Bailiffs attached the vehicle. By press time, the vehicle was parked at Masindi court premises.

NFA impounded vehicle parked at Masindi court premises after the Authority failed to pay Shs76m in damages to five applicants.(Photo credit: Bunyoro Sqoop)

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