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Minister Byandala remanded over Katosi Road saga

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th July 2015 07:13 PM

THE former Minister of Works, Eng. Abraham James Byandala, has been remanded by the Anti-Corruption Court after he appeared together with 5 suspects

Minister Byandala remanded over Katosi Road saga

THE former Minister of Works, Eng. Abraham James Byandala, has been remanded by the Anti-Corruption Court after he appeared together with 5 suspects

By Charles Etukuri, Betty Amamukirori & Michael Odeng

 

THE former Minister of Works, Eng. Abraham James Byandala, has been remanded by the Anti-Corruption Court after he appeared together with 5 suspects and charged over the Katosi Road scam. 

 

Byandala has been remanded until August 11, when court will again hear the case for bail and mention.

 

Byandala was arrested on Tuesday over his role in the Mukono-Kyetume-Katosi/Kisoga-Nyenga Road scandal, where Government lost billions of shillings.  

 

He was arrested alongside five others and charged with 24 counts which included abuse office, causing financial loss, theft, influence peddling, obtaining money by false pretense among others.

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Eng. Byandala (L) arrives at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo. Photo by Abou Kisige

Eng. Byandala tries to shield himself from the cameras at the court. Photo by Abou Kisige

The arrests follow an investigation by the Office of the Inspectorate General of Government (IGG).  

 

The others who were arrested include officials of the Uganda National Roads Authority and a city businessman.

 

The arrested are Sebuga Kimeze (former Ag. Executive Director), Joe Ssemugooma (former Ag Director Finance and Administration), Marvin Baryaruha (former legal Counsel), Apollo Senkeeto alias Kalyesubula Mark (businessman) and Mugote Isaac (former Banker, Housing Finance Bank Ltd).

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Eng. Byandala, Apollo Senkeeto, and Sebuga Kimeze were all remanded to Luzira Prison. Photo by Abou Kisige

In November last year, the IGG suspended the project pending investigations into the award process.

 

"This is therefore to order and direct the Accounting Officer UNRA and the UNRA Procurement and Disposal Unit NOT to entertain any bid by M/s Chongquing International Construction Corporation (CICO) for the works for upgrading Mukono-Kyetume-Katosi/Kisoga-Nyenga Road in the recommended new procurement.

 

 It is also hereby ordered that no payments should be made to either CICO or EUTAW in respect of the works until further orders from this office or until conclusion of the IGG investigation," a statement from the office of the IGG read in part.

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