Police were on Thursday afternoon deployed at the Continental tobacco company offices in Kiryatete Hoima municipality, after a group of rowdy tobacco transporters stormed the offices again.
The tobacco transporters are demanding for more than 100 million shillings from the company for the last three months.
The group of about 20 of them stormed the offices after the company failed on its promise made to them last week that the money would be paid on Wednesday.
In a bitter exchange of words, the aggrieved transporters demanded to know from the company manager why he had failed to pay them as earlier promised.
Hajj Abbas Bagada, one of the transporters accused the continental of trying to defraud them. He says ever since they signed a contract to transport the company's tobacco in July, no pay has been extended to them, despite the fact that there is a contract stipulating that they will be paid every week.
Abbas vowed to mobilize his fellow complainants to lodge a lawsuit against the company once their money is not paid.
The heated verbal exchange attracted police intervention to calm down the transport angers. Hoima Acting district police commander Pascal Asiimwe who led the police warned against violence, saying the matter should be sorted out amicably. Meanwhile addressing the transporters, Samuel Sumuni, the continental tobacco company Hoima branch Manager pledged to have the money paid on October 28.
He attributed the delayed pay on the bureaucracies involved in processing the money.
On Wednesday last week, the transporters stormed the company offices complaining over the same issue.