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Shs45bn Dura Cement Scandal Heats Up

medicine http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-press-this.php geneva; font-size: small;”>PAC, http://cqaireland.com/wp-includes/taxonomy.php in its report presented and adopted by Parliament on February 12 resolved to crack the whip on Mwesigye and other officials responsible for causing financial loss to government by the irregular transfer of mining lease from NEC to Lafarge without tendering.


Col. Mwesigye has since been under fire since he was the managing Director of National Enterprises Corporation (NEC) which is the army’s commercial arm be held for failure to due diligence, resulting into dealings with Kamar Rajesh Rawal who turned to be a middleman and a fraudster.


PAC further recommended that Col. Mwesigye must be held liable for introducing Kumar Rajesh Rawal to the President with a view of securing a transfer of the mining lease from NEC to DCL.


Speaking to Chimpreports on Wednesday, Mwesigye accused PAC of “dragging my name in the mud.”


“The main reason why am going to court, is that I want to clear my name that was tarnished in only a few weeks yet I have built it for some good time. This PAC you see here is very biased.”


Mwesigye distanced himself from any involvement in the Dura Cement Compensation process, saying he had never been party to any organ that decided the compensation for Dura Cement.


Mwesigye was the managing director of the National Enterprise Corporation, when Dura Cement limited acquired a mining lease in Kamwenge district from the corporation which was later cancelled.


Dura Cement limited protested the cancellation of their lease citing loss of business and was compensated 45 billion shillings by government under unclear circumstances.


The NRA bush war hero denies ever introducing Kumar to the president saying that he could have interacted with government at Hima Cement where he worked for three years.

He says that by recognizing that the ministry of defense, ministry of Energy and ministry of tourism also took part in the negotiations and approved the viability of the project, PAC shouldn’t hold him accountable as an individual. Mwesigye told parliament on Wednesday afternoon that NEC’s involvement in the project was later suspended and it was directed that all mining concession rights be given to the department of minerals.


Despite his pleas, MPs insist that Mwesigye is answerable for transferring the mining lease without tendering and at no fee.

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