Defense Grills State Witnesses in Byandala Case

Minister Abraham Byandala

Defense counsels in case where former Works Minister Eng. Abraham Byandala and six others are accused of disobedience of lawful orders of the IGG while signing the Katosi Kyetume road contract today started cross examining the state prosecution witnesses.

The lawyers led Byandala’s Representative Nsubuga Mubiru quizzed the first prosecution witness David Luyimbazi Ssali, this site the former Planning Director at Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

Luyimbazi had earlier appeared before Justice Lawrence Gidudu of the Anti corruption court pinning the accused for defying inspectorate of Government’s orders when they signed a contract with EUTAW Construction Company, sildenafil leading the government into a financial loss.

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Luyimbazi’s contract with UNRA, where he was also working as the Acting Executive Director was in 2015 terminated before he was fired in August 2015.

He was arrested and detained by police, but released after the IGG failed to obtain evidence linking him to the Katosi Road saga.

Asked by the lawyers why his contract was terminated at UNRA, Luyimbazi told court today that he was expecting this development and that he took it with a good heart.

On whether he would have signed the Contract with Eutaw, (the fake company from US) if he was in the shoes of Mr Berunado Ssebbugga Kimeze, the Acting ED at the time it was signed, Luyimbazi answered in the affirmative.

“If I was the Acting Executive Director of UNRA at the that time and I got clearance from the Minister,
the Solicitor General and UNRA Legal Advisor, I would have signed the contract,” he said.

The Anti Corruption Court judge, Justice Lawrence Gidudu adjourned the matter to 14th June when more witnesses are expected to testify Prosecution alleges that Byandaala with .



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