Margaret Ettusa, the Deputy Registrar for Certificates, Ceremonies and Public Provision (CCPD) at Makerere University has been reinstated in her position by the High Court.
Ettusa was suspended by the Makerere University Appointments Board on allegations of hiring a company that defrauded graduands money during the 67th graduation ceremony under the pretext of getting them mobile phones and gadgets.
Ettusa, however, challenged the decision in High Court.
Justice Lydia Mugambe ruled that the Appointments Committee had disrespected earlier orders to have the applicant re-instated.
“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 court order.”
Mugambe also stated in her ruling that the applicant had been denied a fair hearing by the University.
“There is also no demonstration that the Applicant properly appeared before any authority where she competently presented her defence and was properly represented before suspension or the decision to refer her for disciplinary action.”
Court also ordered that the University pays Ettusa 150million shillings as general damages at an interest of 10% per annum from the date of ruling until final payment.