- Ojja Francis appeared in the anti-corruption court on 4th May 2016 after he was charged with the offense of abuse of office
- He was then interdicted on 19th February 2018, but has not been reinstated to office
- The Law firm (KGN) acting on behalf of Ojja, says they are perturbed by the delay in having their client reinstated
By Bazio Doreen
Adjumani- The Interdicted Forest Officer, Francis Ojja, is threatening to sue the Chief Administrative Officer.
Ojja, through KGN Advocates Kampala, the law firm representing the said he will personally drag Adjumani CAO Bwayo Rogers to high court over alleged continued ‘unlawful’ interdiction.
In a letter dated 11th May, that was addressed to the Chief Administrative Office Adjumani district, KGN Advocates’ is demanding that Bwayo upholds and yield to the provisions of Public Standing Orders and have their client Francis Ojja reinstated back to office.
“In the event that CAO Bwayo refuses to yield to the warning, rest assured that KGN Advocates shall not hesitate to institute legal proceedings against him personally at his own cost and detriment,” the letter reads in part.
KGN Advocates put CAO Bwayo on notice that it is not aware of any pending criminal charges against their client and or at all before any of law and hasten to add that criminal case number 0139 of 2016, the basis upon which their client was interdicted was dismissed by court way back on 19th May 2018.
The letter further states that the continued interdiction of their client, Ojja Francis has no legal basis and therefore hold CAO Bwayo Rogers personally liable for failure to act in accordance with Public Service Standing orders.
On 26th March 2018, CAO Bwayo wrote a letter to Ojja Francis asking him to make a written explanation as to why disciplinary action should not be preferred against him within 14 days from the date of the letter and he responded in written explanation in a letter dated 27th March 2018.
CAO Bwayo Rogers is reported out of office for official duty but a source close to his office divulged that he has not made any submission to District Service Commission for lifting the interdiction of Ojja Francis.
The interdicted forest officer Ojja Francis has said he will pursue the case will a lot of patience and self-restraint, aware that several some people are blocking his reinstatement.