Karuhanga wants govt to explain deal signed by M7

Western Uganda youth Mp Gerald Karuhanga wants Government to explain why it decided to sign a contract for the construction of the standard gauge railway before parliament could conclude investigations in the matter

The contract was signed with China Habor and Construction Company CHEC when President Yoweri Museveni was on an official trip to China early this month

The procurement process for the project is subject to an investigation following the decision by parliament to set up a select committee which is yet to table its report

Karuhanga says the decision by Government is a clear sign that the executive does not respect parliament

Mp Theodore Sekikubo who is one of the petitioners who promoted parliament to cause an investigation says that they have also discovered that the 14 billion dollars Uganda is borrowing from the EXIM Bank of China is costly given the fact that there is no guarantee by the Chinese Government as earlier thought

He says that they will raise the matter in parliament or take legal action

Story by

Kenneth Lukwago

May 01 2015