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Another Witness Pins Byandala, Kimeze

Former Minister Abraham Byandala

Eng. Enoch Kalema, drugs http://cenariospizza.com/wp-includes/registration.php the former procurement manager at Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) has blamed misappropriation of government’s Shs. 24 billion, abortion http://christchurchcathedral.org.au/wp-includes/class-wp-network.php on former Works Minister Eng. Abraham Byandala and Engineer Bernado Kimezze, the then  Acting Executive  Director UNRA.

Kalema was today appearing before the Anticorruption Court Judge Lawrence Gidudu as a prosecution witness in a case where seven people are accused of misappropriating the money which was meant for upgrading the Mukono-Katosi road

Kalema informed court that even when the due diligence report proposed a detailed study on EATUW Construction company which had won the road contract, Minister Byandala and UNRA ED Kimeze chose to ignore this.

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Kalema says in November 2013 he was left in office by the head of procurement Ayelew Belew who was going for his annual leave, and cautioned not to conduct the signing of the Mukono Katosi road before finalizing with all the recommendations of the report.

On 15th November 2103 he says, he received a call from Byandala asking him when the contract was to be signed.

“On the same day at UNRA offices I met Engineer Kimezze who told me that he was under instructions from the Minister of Works to have the contract signed that afternoon since EATUW construction company directors were already in the country for the signing ceremony.”

Kalema adds that later on he received advice from Counsel Marvin Baryaruha, the legal advisor of UNRA, that he had read very well the report.

“I asked Counsel Baryaruha to include in the contract a provision that although a contract has been signed, the company was still being investigated,” Kalema told court.

“In the evening at around 3pm the signing of the contract was done at UNRA offices main boardroom. I attended the event with Mr. Marvin Baryaruha, Hon Eng Abraham Byandala, Engineer Kimezze, Mr. Apollo Senkeeto and his team and other people.”

Kalama added that the signing was hastened and that some of the lawful procedures were skipped.

The judge adjourned further hearing of the case to 20th September.

 

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