Widow Threatens to Sue Igara East MP over UGX 25M Rent

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Mary Tiberondwa, wife of the late Professor Adonia Tiberondwa, has engaged Kakooza and Kawuma Advocates seeking to recover 25 million shillings from Igara East MP Michael Mawanda.

Igara East Member of Parliament Micheal Mawanda faces legal suit for allegedly defaulting on 25 million shillings for house rent.

Mary Tiberondwa, a widow to the late Professor Adonia Tiberondwa, has engaged Kakooza and Kawuma Advocates seeking to recover the money from the legislator.

Mrs. Tiberondwa is accusing Mawanda of neglecting her requests to pay the above amount which accrued from house rent.

She says she entered into an agreement with Mawanda on November 1, 2010 to rent her property at Rwentuha trading centre in Bushenyi district which forms part of the estate of her late husband of which she is an administrator.

 Mawanda turned the residence of Tiberondwa into a hospital, named Hunter Foundation Hospital. According to a July 27, 2012 letter copied to the district chairperson, Local Council One chairperson of the area and the trustees of Adonia Tiberondwa Foundation, Mawanda is accused of allegedly contravening the tenancy agreement.

When contacted, Mawanda told this reporter that the summons had bypassed some steps because the institution is run by a board of directors, who they would have consulted. The MP said that he had some problems, but he is ready to talk with Mrs. Tiberondwa and they settle the case once and for all.

During his campaigns, Mawanda established a number of profit-making projects in the constituency which include Hunters Radio Station, Development Microfinance, a fuel station and a health unit. These projects have been doing badly especially in service delivery and paying staff.

The letter also states that as a public figure, Mawanda should address the matter to avoid embarrassment.

Adonia Tiberondwa, a university professor and former minister for trade and industry in the Obote II government, died of diabetes in December 2004.