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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
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.”
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.
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
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
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.
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.