Behagana, says that the order arises from a court case filed by one of the applicants who were among the bidders who applied to be consultant supervisor for the contract with Multiplex Company to construct roads in Mbarara City.
The Public Procurement and Disposal
of Public Assets Authority -PPDA Tribunal has ordered for the freezing of the
Mbarara City North Division Account in Housing Finance Bank.
The order arises from a debtor judgment between Mbarara City and MBJ Technologies Limited as the 1st
and 2nd respondents respectively and Housing Finance bank limited as the Garnishee that was filed before the PPDA Appeals Tribunal at Kampala by Obon
&Infrastructure development Jv.
Through their counsel of Ajju,
Baleese, Bazirake Advocates in a letter addressed to the legal department of
Housing Finance bank limited Obon &Infrastructure development Jv wants the
bank to freeze account number 0500128496 in the names of Mbarara City North
According to the Order, the tribunal
directs that the account with the amount of 47,415,980 Uganda Shillings
belonging to Mbarara City North Division be attached.
The tribunal also directs that due
to the mentioned order to the Mbarara City also the 1st respondent be attached
until he answers to the decree issued by the tribunal dated 18th October
The tribunal also orders that the
said respondent or Garnishee Housing Finance Bank Limited appears before the
registrar of the tribunal on the 4th of November 2021 at 11:00 AM to show cause
why the said Garnishee should not pay the debt from them to the said judgement
John Behangana Matama, the Mbarara
City Clerk confirms that the account has been attached and no withdraw is
supposed to be done by the division until they pay the money being demanded from the
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Behagana says that the order arises
from a court case filed by the applicants who were among the bidders who
applied to be consultant supervisor for the contract with Multiplex to
construct roads in Mbarara City.
He says the applicant did not win
but went to court and two weeks ago court decided that they put aside the
Benon Kyabweisho the Mbarara City
North Division Chairperson says that attaching their account is an error noting
that their account is independent and they appear nowhere in the cases.
Behagana says their lawyers have
already started on the matter and are ready to appear in court as required.