Firms barred from working with Ugandan government

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11 March 2011 | Angeline Albert

Seven companies and their directors have been banned from providing services to the public sector in Uganda following fraudulent practices discovered by the government.

Bans were imposed, ranging from one to five years, on the grounds that the firms have breached the Ugandan government’s supplier code of ethics. Breaches included invoicing for work not done and forging documents.

The Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), which published the names this month said: “The PPDA would like to inform all procuring and disposing entities at central and local government levels and the general public that the following providers and their respective directors/partners have been suspended from participating in any public procurement or disposal proceedings.”

The company Motor Centre and its directors Joseph Robins Ssemuwemba and Annet Ssemuwemba were suspended for one year for submitting a manufacturer’s authorisation, falsely claiming it was from Toyota Motor Thailand Co. 

Madav Contra and its directors David Masereke and Yolde Kabugho were punished for five years for deviating from contract specifications, using higher rates that originally quoted, failing to pay back money or rectify work done as requested when dealing with the Bundibugyo District local government.

Sualf Construction Company and its directors Bernard Kiiza, Edward Mugyenyi and Paddy Ahimbisibwe were banned for five years for not carrying out work according contract specifications and invoicing for work not done in its dealings with the Bundibugyo District local government. 

Basangira Building Contractors and its directors John Baptist Basangira, Roy Karugaba, Richard Muhumuza, Lillian Manoro and Israel Kakungulu were suspended for one year for claiming and being paid by the Bundibugyo District local government for work not done. The company also failed to complete work due to a lack of fittings.

Kabu Auctioneers and Court Bailiffs and its directors Jomo Kashaija, Herman Buyambi were suspended for three years for not paying back auction funds in its dealings with the Ministry of Water and Environment.

Ayemo Investments and its directors Alex Opua and Annet Rwebuga were banned for three years for submitting a forged advance payment guarantee and performance guarantees on the basis of which the company was paid.

Real Engineering Contractors and its directors James Semanda, Julius Byaruhanga and Emmanuel Tweheyo were banned for one year for submitting a forged document to National Medical Stores.

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