Constitutional Interpretation

Nyakaana v National Environment Management Authority and Others (Constitutional Appeal No. 05 of 2011) [2015] UGSC 14 (20 August 2015);


Search Summary: 

This was an appeal from the decision of the Judgment and Orders of the
Constitutional Court. The appellant contended that the Constitutional Court erred

when they found that, the appellant’s land was a wetland, and that they failed to
properly consider the evidence on record thereby coming to a wrong decision.

Headnote and Holding: 

From the evidence that was on record, it was found that failure by the appellant to
challenge the restoration order, and the continued carrying out of illegal practices
on the land, instead of seeking a gearing was unacceptable. Thus, the appellant
had lost the right to be heard due to his own negligence.


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