Parliament grills Peter Nyombi over Dott Services Road Deal
By Serestino Tusingwire
The Parliamentary committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises has questioned former Attorney General Peter Nyombi over Shs1.5billion that was paid to a road contractor.
This money was paid to Dott Services after the firm successfully sued the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) over a city roads project.
The center for arbitration and dispute resolution awarded Shs1billion for damages after the UNRA lost the case.
Nyombi who was the then Attorney General is now being accused of delaying to pay the arbitral award arising from the court case thereby causing Shs0.5billion loss to tax payers.
“The demand for Dott Services was Shs1bn, but they ended up receiving Shs1.5bn which was caused by the delay of the office of the attorney general to file the necessary defense and take the matters to court,” Hon. Micheal Tusiime, a committee member said.
Responding to the accusation, Nyombi said; “We are concerned that if we delayed the payment and considering circumstances, UNRA could easily pay double the amount that Dott Services was claiming, so we went ahead and advised UNRA to settle the claim.”