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Dott Services summoned over UNRA’s sh29.8 billion claim

Dott roads
A spot on the road in dispute.

The Commercial Court has issued summons for Dott Services to file its defence in a case where Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is seeking to recover sh29.8 billion from the road construction company.

UNRA says in October 2010, it signed contracts with Dott Services company for the construction of Tororo -Mbale road measuring 43Km and Mbale-Soroti road measuring 103Km for a duration of 18 months at a total of sh30.2 billion.

However due to delayed commencement of these works on the two roads, UNRA  says it now wants  a refund of its monies amounting to 29.8 billion.

Commercial court Deputy registrar Thaddeus Opesene has received UNRA’ suit and issued summons giving  Dott Services 15 days to file its defence.

UNRA further claims that it has been deprived of its funds which Dott Services continue to wrongfully with hold, the reason why they have petitioned the Commercial court to intervene to compel the roads company  to refund this money.

 

Dott services is one of the companies recommended to be blacklisted by Justice Bmugemereire Commission of Inquiry, for allegedly defrauding government of its funds.

However Dott Services has since petitioned the High court’s Civil Division, seeking to block the implementation of the said recommendation contained in the UNRA report.

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