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Court Upholds Dr Obuku’s Medical Association

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High Court in Kampala has thrown out an application against Uganda Medical Association (UMA) and its leader Dr Ekwaro Obuku.

Uganda Medical Workers Union had also filed the same petition against Workers’ MP Sam Lyomoki.

The workers union faulted UMA and Dr Obuku for declaring a strike.

The health workers strike is now in its third week.

The medics are demanding increment in their salaries. Government has agreed to increase the doctors’ strike.

But the doctors have insisted that government puts its commitment in writing.

Doctors meet Saturday to decide on way forward.


The medical union had asked court to order Obuku and UMA to stop negotiations with government.

But Civil Matters Deputy Registrar Sarah Langa read the court’s ruling to the effect that an interim order could not be issued.

Court ruled that the application had been overtaken by events.

Court had seen a November 21 letter signed by junior finance minister David Bahati.

In the letter, government had offered to increase the medics’ salaries.

Court will decide on the legality of the negotiations on January 08, 2018.

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