Pressure Mounts On Byandala To Quit Over Katosi Road Saga

Minister of Works and Transportation, Eng. Ibrahim Byandala is on the spot over the Katosi road saga just in time for the 2014 Transparency International graft index release.

Pressure is mounting on Works and Transport Minister Abraham Byandala to relinquish his ministerial and parliamentary seats over his involvement in the Mukono-Katosi road saga. 

His constituents in Katikamu North, Luwero district raised the red flag on their legislator after continuous reports that he influenced the issuance of a contract  in which, Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) awarded a Ugx 165Billion task for the construction of Mukono-Katosi road to a briefcase company, EUTAW before completion of the due diligence process.

The demands from his constituents came shortly after Byandala appeared before the Kampala Metropolitan South Division to record a statement in relation to ongoing investigations on the matter yesterday.

James Ssegawa, a resident of Kavule zone in Luweero town questions why Byandala has previously evaded police despite being summoned.

Bwanika Bbaale, a Luwero based politician equally adds that Byandala ought to step aside in order to facilitate flawless investigations.

Geoffrey Kaddu, another resident in Kiwogozi zone says voters do not condone corruption and as such, would support all efforts to reprimand the minister if he was involved in scandals that deny the population of access to services.

The Minister couldn’t be reached for a comment but he has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the procurement process. He has consistently described all allegations against him as malice.

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