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Kasese District Vehicles Attached over Fuel Debt

The vehicles, a Toyota Double Cabin registration number LG 0014/18, a Toyota Double Cabin registration number LG 009/18 and a half bus UG 0585R were attached by Straight Auctioneers and Court Bailiffs on behalf of Bakwanye Trading Company limited, a company contracted by Kasese District Local Government in 2007 to supply Fuel to the district.
Three vehicles belonging to Kasese District Local Government have been attached for failure to pay a fuel debt worth Shs48million.

The vehicles, a Toyota Double Cabin registration number LG 0014/18, a Toyota Double Cabin registration number LG 009/18 and a half bus UG 0585R were attached by Straight Auctioneers and Court Bailiffs on behalf of Bakwanye Trading Company limited, a company contracted by Kasese District Local Government in 2007 to supply Fuel to the district.

The action was based on a court order dated October 7, 2014 issued by Agatonica Mbabazi, the former Kasese Chief Magistrate. According to the Court Order, the company supplied fuel to a tune of Shs 48,174,287 which money Kasese District Local Government failed to pay.

Bailiff Godfrey Kasuka says the district has been given a grace period of 7-days from the date of attachment of the vehicles to clear the debt, failure of which, the vehicles would be auctioned.

Kasese Deputy CAO, Johnson Mutunkwanda, confirmed the attachment of the three vehicles but declined to divulge details on payments.

But one of the district staff who preferred anonymity observed that the attachment would paralyze transport for staffs that often use the bus to and from work to their homes which are located kilometers away from the district headquarters.

Kasese district chairperson, Rt. Lt. Col. Mawa Muhindo noted that the fuel was always allegedly used by the former district chairperson, Rev. Can. Julius Kithaghenda.

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