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UNRA Officials Set For Trial Over Controversial Shs11b Scandal

UNRA Officials Set For Trial Over Controversial Shs11b Scandal

September 21 is the date fixed by court for the trial of two Uganda National Roads Authority(UNRA officials. The two are accused of causing financial loss to the tune of shs11.8b and the hearing will start on the set date.

The employees are Eng. Gilbert Kibuuka and John Mbidde, a supply officer. They are scheduled to appear before the Anti-Corruption court in Kololo.

Further,the court fixed this pre-trial date after inquiries had been completed according to state attorney Lydia Katami from UNRA. A pre-trial is a preliminary hearing after a complaint has been filed by the prosecution to determine whether there is enough evidence requiring a full trial.

The defendants are charged along with two other employees of Luna’s Enterprises Limited, Richard Ssenkungu and Alex Lutaya. The enterprise supplies road construction materials and Lutaya is the company director as Ssenkungu is the general manager.

Allegations faced include irregularly issued goods received notes. These notes apparently indicated that Luna’s Enterprises had made full delivery of guard rails and other related accessories to the tune of sh11.8b. But nothing had been delivered, unfortunately.

It is also alleged that Kibuuka signed two different goods received notes numbers 19103001064 and 19110106315. These indicated that Luna’s Enterprises had supplied guardrails and other accessories, worth sh11.8b, to UNRA.

Kibuuka reportedly signed these while employed as the road maintenance engineer between October and November 2019.

The UNRA officials Kibuuka, Mbidde, Ssenkungu and Lutaya are jointly facing charges of conspiracy to defraud. They however denied the charges.

Kagina sacked 80 employees at UNRA

In similar news previously published by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, Kagina Catherine Allen the new executive director of the Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) took her first step as she said that she is to improve the standards of the union and also end corruption within the body.

When she was chosen as the new boss of the union in April this year, she begun by sacking 80 people and this was to allow effectiveness and efficiency of the Authority.

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