Kampala, 12 September, 2021 / 3:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The Constitutional Court of Uganda has given President Yoweri Museveni-led government ten days to reply to a petition challenging the closure of places of worship as part of the COVID-19 restrictions
Faith leaders and some members of parliament in the East African country sued the government over the suspension of in-person worship in August.
“You are hereby required to file an Answer within Ten (10) days after the Petition has been served on you,” the Registrar of the Constitutional Court says in the petition addressed to Uganda’s Attorney General.
The Registrar adds that if the Attorney General fails to respond to the Constitutional petition served upon them on September 6, “the Petitioner may proceed with the Petition which may be determined in your absence.”
On August 5, the Alliance Defending Freedom, ADF International, a faith-based legal advocacy organization, expressed support for the lawsuit against the country over the suspension of in-person worship.