The High court in Kampala has blocked a move by city tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s company to stop construction of a sewerage line through its land in Banda, a city suburb.
The move has been stopped by land division Judge Ketra Katunguka sighting lack of merits.
Meera Investments, Sudhir’s real estate firm had filed an application for an injunction seeking to prevent National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) from constructing sewerage line on his land.
Katunguka also ordered Meera Investment to pay costs of the suit to NWSC.
The Judge noted that Meera Investment will not suffer irreparable damage because the remedies sought as damages in the main application can be adequately compensated for in the main suit while NWSC has capacity to satisfy damages awarded.
According to NWSC, the programme is aimed to improve sanitation in Kampala and the surrounding areas and to protect the quality of water in a bid to achieve government’s strategy of attaining middle income by 2020.
The project expected to be completed by 2017 will cover 36km and NWSC wants to pay Sudhir sh71m which was determined by the Government valuer but he wants payment of sh1.1bn