Office equipment belonging to the Tororo district local government, have been attached by the High court in Mbale.
The court action follows a suit filed by Emmanuel Okure, a former civil servant challenging his wrongful dismissal from work.
Okure was sacked in 2005 but he filed a civil suit in Mbale high court. He won the case and was awarded 10.9 million shillings in costs.
Tororo District Local administration however failed to pay the money, prompting the High court Court Registrar, Muse Musimbi to issue a warrant of attachment authorizing Elgon auctioneers, to confiscate the equipment.
The Bailiffs struck on Friday and confiscated seven motorcycles and ten Computers, paralyzing several activities at the district headquarters.
The Elgon auctioneers Director, John Balanzi, says the seized property will be sold on June 6th.
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The Tororo District Chairman, Emmanuel Osuna, however says the district is negotiating with the court brokers not to sale the office equipments. He says the district hopes the brokers will accept to be paid through installments.
In neighboring Manafwa district, Elgon Auctioneers have attached a Teachers Resource Center to recover 5 million shillings that the district owes to a contractor.
Yema Contractors, a local construction company was contracted by Manafwa district local government to build the center at nine million shillings. The district however paid only four million shillings.
Yema Company Director, John Walimbwa, through Wesamoyo and Company Advocates filed a civil suit at Mbale high court and Manafwa was ordered to pay the remaining balance of five million shillings, but the district has failed to raise the money.
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