Court in Kampala has overruled preliminary objection by the Parliamentary Commission that sought to throw out the case filed against it by Journalists, challenging their accreditation for covering house proceedings.
Uganda Parliamentary Press Association (UPPA) petitioned court challenging a move by parliament that was restricting reporters without degrees from covering proceedings of the House and its committees with effect from May this year.
According to the presiding Judge Yasiin Nyanzi, the journalists have a case against the Parliamentary Commission that needs to be heard on merit.
Mr Solomon Kirunda the Commission’s lawyer had claimed that the journalists under their umbrella body, UPPA had filed their case outside the legal time (90 days).
But the judge dismissed the claim saying the journalists had acted within the law before setting June 28