EC Sued For Failure to Pay UGX 65m

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The Commercial court has summoned the Electoral Commission to respond to claims by Entebbe Handling Services (ENHAS) that up to today it has refused to pay for the services rendered to the commission in respect of the February 2011 general elections.

The Commercial Court has summoned the Electoral Commission to respond to claims by Entebbe Handling Services (ENHAS) that up to today it has refused to pay for the services rendered to the commission in respect of the February 2011 general elections.

Through Kasirye, Byaruhanga Advocates, ENHAS says on January 24, 2011, the commission through its Secretary, Sam Rwakoojo, engaged their services to handle, clear and deliver Electoral Consignments including ballot papers to the designated places which they diligently executed.

After delivery of the said materials, ENHAS in March 2011 demanded for payment of over 236 million shillings but to date only 171million was paid leaving a balance of 65.6 million shillings.

This breach by the commission has caused the company financial loss that can only be atoned by court passing judgment against EC because efforts to compel it to pay have yielded no fruit.

Court registrar, Margaret Tibulya has signed the summons requiring the EC to defend itself within 15days.