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KATOSI SCAM: Ex works minister Abraham Byandala has a case to answer
Justice Gidudu has made the order this morning after perusing the evidence of 23 witnesses adduced by the IGG Irene Mulyagonja and found out that she has made out a prIma-facie case to answer against Byandala who must offer an explanation to the nation why he never took due diligence before signing to award the contract to upgrade the said road to a fake company .
Ex-Works Minister Abraham Byandala

Ex-Works Minister Abraham Byandala

The Anti-corruption court has ordered former works minister Abraham Byandala to defend himself in a case where he is accused of causing financial loss to the government, Abuse of office, and disobeying the IGG's order.

Justice Gidudu has made the order this morning after perusing  the evidence of 23 witnesses adduced by the IGG Irene Mulyagonja  and found out  that she has made out a prima-facie case to answer against Byandala  who must offer an explanation to the nation why he never took due diligence before  signing to award the contract to upgrade the said road to a fake company .

The IGG thorough her attorney Sarah Birungi charged Byandala with Abuse of office, causing government a financial loss and disobedience of her orders that directed that works on the Mukono-katosi -Nyenga road must stop. The Minister instead influenced the procurement process and proceeded to sign the contract with ETAW company well aware of its shortcomings.

Much as Byandala claims he was mandated as a minister to give policy directives, justice Gidudu wanted to know whether in directing UNRA to sign a contract with a ghost company on grounds that due diligence would be taken later falls under a  policy directive?. 

Byandala is to offer defence jointly with four former Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) officials including  Berunado Ssebbugga, Joe Ssemugooma, Wilberforce Senjako and Marvin Baryaruha who are also charged with Abuse of office and negligence of their official duties which led to the loss of the said money.