By Libino Byamukama
Famdec construction company has released a letter threatening to drag Kabale Local Government to court over unpaid debt of UGX 105,424,353 for the construction of Ryakarimira town council administration block and multi-purpose council hall.
Speaking to the journalists at the district headquarters, the Kabale district RDC Godfrey Nyakahuma confirmed that as the district they gave a construction contract for the Ryakarimira town council administration block and multi-purpose council hall to famdec construction company on 6th October 2021.
He stressed that the money for the construction of the town council administration block and multi-purpose council hall was released in the F/Y 2020/2021 budget and was deposited to the town council account but was embossed and misused by the former Ryakarimira town clerk Mr. Ampaire Alex who is currently on run.
The RDC stressed that on 30th September 2022 they held a meeting with Mr. Ampaire Alex together with other district officials and made with him an agreement to return that money worth UGX 105,424,353 within two weeks from the date of the meeting.
He said that to his surprise, the man went to hiding since then without clearing the government money meant to help its people.
The RDC has called upon everyone in the community to help the police in searching for Ampire Alex so that he is caught and pay back that money which will enable them to settle the contractor’s debt before taking the local government to court.
He has said that once the local government is taken to court, they will pay more money which will lead to poor planning in the district for this financial year and it will be a shame to the district.