A sanitation crisis is looming in Yumbe over the unsightly heaps of uncollected garbage.
The crisis has been triggered off by the town council's failure to purchase a truck for garbage collection.
Now the council claims that it has been fleeced off of 49 million shillings which was remitted to the company to procure the truck.
Documents seen by Uganda Radio network show that in September 2008, Kampala Modernity Limited was contracted to purchase and deliver a garbage collection truck to Yumbe Municipal council. But the company instead supplied a truck which was declared unfit for the nature of job, by the works ministry.
In December 2008, the town council wrote to the Managing Director of Kampala Modernity seeking to terminate the contract for supply of the tipper lorry.
The company has neither responded to the termination letter nor refunded the money. The council has been left with no option but file a legal suit.
Through Alaka and Company advocates, the Yumbe Town council wants court to recover the 49 million shillings that was paid to the company.
Tom Obini, the The Accounts Assistant, says Yumbe Town council is demanding for 8 million shillings in special damages.
But Kampala Modernity Limited has written to the town council indicating that they either accept the tipper lorry which was purchased but rejected or forego the money.
Rashid Lupago, the manager of Kampala modernity says he is not threatened by court action and the company is not liable for any wrongdoing.
He says the council and the Works ministry are instead to blame for rejecting the truck that was purchased for garbage collection.
no vehicle for garbage collection in yumbe