The Commercial Court in Kampala has issued summons against the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party to respond to claims that it refused to pay a Shs. 580 million debt for the presidential campaign posters and flyers it used in last year’s general elections.
Elite Graphics Printers Ltd contends it was contracted in November 2015 to print over 4 million posters and flyers to be used for presidential campaigns at a cost of 1.3 billion shillings.
The printers claim that during the month of February 2016, NRM paid them 800 million shillings leaving a balance of 580 million shillings which it has refused to pay despite repeated reminders.
The company adds that their posters helped President Yoweri Museveni achieve victory but for almost year now they are not being paid.
The ruling party has been given only 15 days to file its defence, failure of which the matter will be heard ex-parte.
The NRM Spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa when contacted on the matter, told Chimpreports that he was not aware of the particular arm of the party that Elite Graphics dealt and signed the contract with.
“You are aware that during the campaign we had different power centres. We had the Secretariat led by Justine Kasule Lumumba; we had another Publicity wing led by (Odrek) Rwabwogo and the task force under Mrs Janat Mukwaya” said Mulindwa.
“That person (Elite Graphics) would have to tell us who exactly they deal with first.”