Members of Parliament have tasked Government to include 23 more companies among those to be paid, after supplying goods to the South Sudan Government.
After a heated debate yesterday 03 April, Parliament passed a resolution approving the Government of Uganda to enter a bilateral agreement to pay Ugandan traders who supplied goods to the war-ravaged country.
The bilateral agreement signed by governments of Uganda and South Sudan seeks to pay 151 billion Uganda Shillings, as debt owed to 10 Ugandan traders and companies by the South Sudan government.
The Aringa South MP Yorke Alioni, says Government should come up with a comprehensive list of those who have been verified.
Some of the 10 companies to be paid include; Aponye Uganda which is owed nine million dollars, Kibungo Enterprises which is demanding 13.2 million dollars, KK Transporters with 6.6 million dollars, and Ropani International Company with 4.4 million dollars.
Part of the 23 companies that have not been paid include Roko construction Company, Premier company, MFK Company, Dott Services, Gunya Company Ltd, Odyek Ejang Company Limited, Ake-Jo General Enterprises Ltd and JB Traders among others. The total for all the 33 companies would move to 123 million dollars.
According to Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, the payment of the 10 companies is just the first phase to kick start the process. He says the remaining 23 companies will be grouped in the second phase.
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