Court name
High Court of Uganda
Judgment date
16 December 1991

Re: Application for Guardianship of Jane Namukasa (An Infant) (Miscellaneous Application-1991/78) [1991] UGHC 7 (16 December 1991);

Cite this case
[1991] UGHC 7
Short summary:

HR, Family, Parental care and protection

 

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
IN THE HIGH COURT
OF UGANDA AT KAMPALA -
MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATION NO 78 OF 1991
IN THE MATTER OF SECTION 9(a) OF THE JUDICATURE ACT NO.11 OF 1967
AND
IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION OF JANE NAMUKASA AN INFANT
AND
IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION BY MR & MRS STEFANO &
SILVIA LAMON TO BE APPOINTED LEGAL GUARDIANS.

BEFORE: The Honourable Mrs. Ag. Justice M. Kireju
RULING

This application is made under section 9(a) of the Judicature Act 1967 by notice of motion supported by two affidavits and seeks guardianship order for an infant aged 2 years, named Jane Namukasa. The applicants are Stefano lamon and Silvia lamon a married couple from Italy. The first affidavit was deponed by Mr. & Mrs. Lamon, the applicants and the second one is by Florence Nansubuga who is a paternal grand aunt to Jane Namukasa.
When this application came before me I requested Mr. Ssendege counsel for the applicants to get a letter in respect of the infant from the daughters of Charity where the infant is being cared for. I also requested for a recommendation from the present employer of the applicants. This information was received and is on record.
From the affidavits and the letter from daughters of charity of P.O box 6885 Kampala dated 4/12/9. I gathered the following information about Jane Namukasa. She was born on 12/11/88 at Namirembe Hospital to Florence Nansubuga (she has the same names as the grand aunt of the infant) who died on 2/4/89. After the death of Jane