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Namboole Stadium sues Pioneer Bus over parking fees

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th January 2015 11:37 AM

Mandela National Stadium management has sued Pioneer Easy Bus Limited (PEBL) over failure to pay sh221m in accumulated office and parking rental fees.

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Mandela National Stadium management has sued Pioneer Easy Bus Limited (PEBL) over failure to pay sh221m in accumulated office and parking rental fees.

By Michael Odeng

Mandela National Stadium management has sued Pioneer Easy Bus Limited (PEBL) over failure to pay sh221m in accumulated office and parking rental fees.


The stadium’s management indicated that before PEBL was closed down in 2013 over non-payment of taxes to Uganda Revenue Authority
(URA), it was renting the premises at Namboole at sh4.4m per month.

PEBL operated a public transport service business in Kampala and its suburbs. However, the company’s operations were halted before the outstanding debt was cleared.

Mandela Stadium, a private limited company, entered into a tenancy agreement with PEBL to rent the former’s office space and parking yard.

The stadium management said PEBL have not lived up to the terms and conditions as stipulated in the agreement.

This prompted the stadium management to file a civil suit against PEBL in the High Court, Commercial division through Egou-Engwau Advocates.
The court received the suit file on Wednesday.

The stadium management instituted the suit against PEBL in a bid to recover sh221m.

The money is for office space, storage space provided within the stadium complex and hiring of the parking yard (for PEBL buses) outside the facility.

According to the agreement, the PEBL firm was supposed to make a payment of sh4.4m six months in advance.

But on January 16, 2013, Mandela Stadium managing director Jamil Sewanyana wrote to PEBL for renewal of the earlier contract in respect to hiring of the parking yard at a revised rate of sh6m payable one year in advance.

“I held meetings and wrote to PEBL aimed at enabling them to honour their indebtedness but in vain,” Sewanyana stated in a sworn affidavit.

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