DOTT services Construction Company has petitioned Parliament seeking its mandate in compelling the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to pay them for construction works that they under took at a tune of 29.8 billion shillings.
While appearing before the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises, the Public Relations Officer of Dott Services, Robert Kazoora, told the MPs that they under took some road construction projects under UNRA but despite the completion of the work, the Roads Authority has refused to pay them the money they used in the work.
Kazoora, says that UNRA has also continued to accuse them of different issues on some of the roads constructed yet their contracts on these roads did not require them to undertake such responsibilities and even though they have asked them to meet and iron out these
issues they have refused to meet them.
Boinapally Venugopal, a Director of Dot Services, says if UNRA wishes to blacklist the company, they should pay for the work done and for those claimed poor roads claimed to have cracks it was caused by heavy trucks carrying goods from Tororo cement and Kenya which UNRA never monitored.
However, the committee was not impressed with the petition as it did not specifically spell out how they wanted parliament to assist them which prompted Katuntu to adjourn to next week to enable them indicate their prayers and also remove all those contracts that are before the court.
The Member of Parliament for Bunyole East County in Butaleja district , Moses Musamba, who forwarded the petition before parliament on behalf of Dott Services says that Dott services is going to work on the recommendations of Parliament.