Mukono- Katosi Road: Lawyer Ssemwogerere Squeezed over Due Diligence Report

City lawyer Karoli Ssemwogerere, mind also son to former Democratic Party (DP) President, page Paul Kawanga Ssemwogerere has Wednesday narrowly survived being arrested at Parliament after failing to explain his travel to the US intended to do due diligence on Eutaw Construction Company.

Kalori was hired by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) as a consultant in July 2014 to do due diligence on Eutaw Construction Company, a company that was contracted for the construction of Mukono- Katosi road.

Kalori was Wednesday summoned by the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) after several queries noted within the 2015 Auditor General’s report.

The committee sought for a clear explanation on how Ssemwogerere spent over Sh58m he was paid to carry out due diligence on Eutaw Construction Company Incorporation.

In his report, the Auditor General, John Muwanga faulted Ssemwogerere for accepting the contract well knowing that his assignment was contrary to the PPDA Act which requires due diligence to be done before the contract is signed but in this case the exercise was done when the road works had already started.

The report highlighted that the contract for the Mukono-Katosi Road was signed on November 15, 2013, and Ssemwogerere was hired as a consultant on July 2014 to travel to USA for the exercise.

The report also found out that Ssemwogerere had up to the time of the report  failed to deliver a report of his travel and work done in US to UNRA.

Asked by COSASE Chairperson Abdu Katuntu on why he went ahead to accept the contract well knowing that it was contrary to PPDA Act, Ssemwogerere explained that there were many controversies that had started arising about the capability of Eutaw Company after the contract had been signed.


“Further issues were arising and particular of bidder weren’t properly established. I was going to establish if the bidder existed,” Ssemwogerere said.

Ssemwogerere was tasked to return to the committee on Thursday with his passport as evidence that he actually traveled to the US for the assignment.

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