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Lawyer Mabirizi drags Mao to court over his appointment as a minister



President Museveni and Mr Norbert Mao on July 20 signed a Memorandum of Understanding at State House Entebbe as leaders of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party and DP announced a cooperation.

President Yoweri Museveni (second left) who is also the Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the Democratic Party (DP) President Norbert Mao (second right) holding the Cooperation agreement between the NRM and DP

Mr Museveni who is also the NRM chairperson appointed Mr Mao as the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs on July 21, a move that stirred mixed reactions from political actors and other stakeholders.

However, Lawyer Mabirizi applied to the court “to prosecute Mao on charges of disobedience of statutory duty and conspiracy to defraud by seeking a lucrative ministerial appointment as president general of the Democratic Party (DP) when his term expired earlier.”

Entebbe Chief Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis has scheduled the hearing for August 19, where Mr Mao and DP secretary general, Mr Gerald Siranda, are expected to take plea on the charges that attract a punishment of seven years in jail upon conviction.

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