Kabale Municipality Clashes with Contractor Over Dues

1614 Views Kabale, Western Region, Uganda

In short
The money in question is for the months of April, May and June 2013.

Kabale municipality is embroiled in a row with Bakiga Transporters Company limited over park taxi dues worth shillings 60 million. Kabale municipality accuses the company, which was contracted to collect revenue in the park for none remittance over revenue of the last 3 months. 

to the contract, Bakiga Transporters Company limited is expected to remit 20 million shillings to the municipality each month. However, information obtained by URN shows the company has not paid up for the months of April, May and June 2013. As a result, Kabale municipality is considering terminating the contract of Bakiga Transporters Company limited to manage the park.

Augustine Bujara, the town clerk Kabale municipality accuses the company of issuing them with false cheques worth 20 million shillings.
 
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 Bujara says that they have reported the matter to police adding that, investigations are ongoing. He says that they also have plans to blacklist the company.
 
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Bosco Arop, the Kabale District Police Commander has confirmed they are investigating the issue of the false cheque. He says they will take necessary action immediately their investigations are complete.  Monday Hassan, one of the directors of Bakiga Transporter Company acknowledges that they owe the municipality 60 million shillings.
 
He says that they issued the municipality a Crane Bank cheque worth 20 million, which bounced but says this shouldn’t be used as an excuse to blacklist their company.  According to Hassan they are everything possible to clear the debt and restore harmony.
 
 

 

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