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Court: Ex-Minister Byandala Has Case to Answer

Former works and transport minister Abraham Byandala and his co-accused have case to answer in Mukono-Katosi Road scam, the anti-corruption court has ruled Monday.

Byandala, former Executive Director for UNRA Berunado Ssebbugga Kimeze, former UNRA Director Finance and Administration Joe Ssemugooma, former UNRA legal counsel Marvin Baryaruha, businessman Apollo Senkeeto (Mark Kalyesubula), former Housing Finance Bank Ltd employee Isaac Mugote, and the bank’s customer Wilberforce Senjako, now have to defend themselves in court on why they cause financial loss of Shs 24bn.

It is evident that the group conspired to make government pay Shs 24bn to non-existing company Eutaw, ruled Justice Lawrence Gidudu.

Gidudu added that there was enough evidence to convict the accused, and that they needed to defend themselves.

The ex-minister and six others disregarded orders by the IGG to halt the Eutaw deal.