Supreme Court Dismisses Okiya Omtatah’s Appeal Against Implementation of The Finance Act 2023
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah and others against the implementation of the Finance Act 2023.
In the verdict delivered on Friday, the Apex Court ruled that it has no jurisdiction to entertain the appeal, adding that it’s not convinced that the decision of the Court of Appeal occasioned grave injustice to warrant its jurisdiction.
“The intended appeals before the Court of Appeal have since been filed and are to be disposed of within 60 days of the impugned ruling. Furthermore, the hearing of the amended petition before the High Court is scheduled to commence in September 2023,” noted the judges.
Additionally, the court struck out all the submissions filed by the applicants, stating that they were filed out of time.
The responses were also struck out.
“The applicants’ Notice of Motion dated August 5, 2023, is hereby dismissed,” ruled the judges.