This follows the move by the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA and the Attorney General to terminate the multi-billion road contract awarded in November 2013 to Eutaw for allegedly entering into a contract under false pretext.
It claims that UNRA’s move to terminate the contract is in a breach of an earlier agreement signed between them and that this is in violation of its constitutional rights.
“An interim injunction order doth issue against the respondents (UNRA and AG), their agents, servants or employees restraining them from taking any further steps to terminate or cancel the contract dated November 14 2013 between the first petitioner (Eutaw) and the first respondent (UNRA) for the upgrade of the Mukono-Kyetume-Katosi-Kisoga-Nyenga road until the determination of the application for the temporary injunction.” reads Eutaw’s petition in part.
Through its business representative Apollo Senkeeto in his affidavit before court, Eutaw states that it’s prudent that court grants them their prayers as they will suffer irreparable damage if the acts of UNRA and Attorney General are not restrained.
The interim application will be heard by a single judge Eldad Mwangusya.
The feud between Eutaw and UNRA begun on November 15 2013 when the two companies signed a contract to have the civil works to upgrade of Mukono-Kyetume-Katosi road works under taken at a total fee of over Ugx 165 billion. This was after Eutaw’s bid was found to be the best.
Subsequently, UNRA made an advance payment of Ugx 24 billion to Eutaw and commenced works. But this was done though a sub-contractor M/S Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO) and that the work done so far is in excess of the advance payment made by UNRA to Eutaw.
However, on November 24 2014, UNRA wrote Eutaw ordering it to leave the construction site on grounds that it had allegedly entered into the contract on a false pretext which Eutaw has strongly denied.
Indeed the civil works ceased though the road construction equipment remained on site to date.
UNRA’s representative in this petition is lamenting of how he has been subjected to unfounded police investigations over alleged fraud of Ugx 75million that has seen him arrested, detained without trial.
He now wants the same police investigations halted until the main petition is determined.
The fixing of the interim application comes at the time when the police has summoned the Works minister Abraham Byandala to record a statement over the same road scam.