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Government selling off old cars

By Pascal Kwesiga

Added 6th January 2016 12:22 PM

Vehicles will be sold to the highest bidders at the ministry's regional workshops in Bugembe in Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara, Gulu, Fort Portal, Entebbe and Masaka between January 14 and 29.

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Vehicles will be sold to the highest bidders at the ministry's regional workshops in Bugembe in Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara, Gulu, Fort Portal, Entebbe and Masaka between January 14 and 29.

The ministry of works and transport has hired a private company to auction vehicles, motor cycles and other assets belonging to various institutions of Government.

In a recent media notice, Kamama General Auctioneers indicated that the auctioning of the vehicles belonging to various Government institutions in Kampala and Wakiso district will take place at the ministry's central workshop in the city on January 13.

More vehicles will be sold to the highest bidders at the ministry's regional workshops in Bugembe in Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara, Gulu, Fort Portal, Entebbe and Masaka between January 14 and 29.

Some of the items to be auctioned include motor cycles, pickups, tippers, rollers, cranes, bulldozers, traxcavators, tractors, tractor-trailers, stationery wagons, folk lifts, wheel loaders, minibuses, canoe boats, metallic ships, caravans, containers, assorted tyres, engines and iron sheets.

Inspection of the items which have been put up for sale will take place between January 8 and 11 during working hours at the respective workshops of the ministry. Potential bidders shall pay a sh300, 000 nonrefundable fee to participate in the bidding for the items on sale. Successful bidders will pay 50% of the amount of the item while the balance shall be paid within 48 hours after auction.

An official from Kamama General Auctioneers told New Vision that the sh300, 000 participation fee to be paid by potential bidders will form part of the amount of the item for successful buyers. He said less than 100 vehicles will be auctioned.

He explained that most of the vehicles and other items to be auctioned are at the ministry's central workshop in Kampala.

Most of the vehicles, he added, are grounded and other items have been replaced with new ones. "We are selling off grounded vehicles and other items which are no longer in use at Government institutions," he added.

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