M7: We Shall Hang Those Involved In Katosi Road Saga

President Yoweri Museveni while delivering the state of the nation address revealed that they will first hang those involved in the Katosi road saga before embarking on constructing the road.

President Yoweri Museveni.
President Yoweri Museveni.

“We will re construct the road but we shall first hang those who were involved,” Museveni said in his State of the Nation address.

Museveni further said that she has now deployed a strong lady and all the rot in UNRA will be history.

“I have put a strong lady there now,” said Museveni.

A company claiming to be Eutaw Construction Company from the US won the sh165b road project, which President Yoweri Museveni launched on July 7 2014.

UNRA cancelled the contract for the 74km Mukono-Katosi road project following orders from the Inspector General of Government who said Eutaw and CICO, a Chinese company subcontracted for the project, colluded to defraud the government of Shs24b in advance payment.

Upon canceling the contract on orders of the IGG, The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) governing board suspended four senior staff, including the then acting executive director, Eng. Ssebugga Kimeze, Director for planning, Eng. David Luyimbazi, Joe Ssemugooma, the director for finance and Marvin Baryaruha, the director for legal.

The Police’s Special Investigations Division (SID) has since interrogated and recorded statements from several UNRA senior staff in connection to the road scam.