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Electoral Commission sued over 2016 elections tender

EC bosses Rwakoojo and Kigundu
EC bosses Rwakoojo and Kigundu

The Electoral Commission (EC) has been dragged to the Commercial Court by a company that claims it was sidelined in the award of a tender to provide voter education and display of voters registers in the February 2016 Uganda General elections.

A human resource company Terp Group Ltd accuses the Electoral Commission of disqualifying it from the bid process, and instead awarded the tender to another company which allegedly had the highest bidding amount of over sh3.7 billion.

The company argues that EC’s claim that Terp Group had neither specified nor priced its items, was unfair ground, because it was never a requirement in the bid advert placed in newspapers on the April  28, 2015.

Through its lawyers Kiwanuka and -Mpiima Advocates, Terp Group now wants court to declare that EC acted in total breach of the PPDA Act, and should also be ordered to compensate the Company sh795 million being money it paid as commitment fees and damages for unfair treatment.

The court’s deputy registrar Thaddeus Opesene received the company’s complaint and signed summons asking the Electoral Commission to file its defence before Justice David Wangutusi.

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