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Rubbish collectors lock horns in court

Bobi Wine with school children collecting garbage in Kamwokya

Bobi Wine with school children collecting garbage in Kamwokya

A lawsuit has been filed in court highlighting the fortune lying in garbage collection.

Bins Kampala Limited (BKL) is the company filing the lawsuit for being locked out of the business of collecting garbage in Kampala central.

BKL is suing Nabugabo Updeal Joint Venture (NUDJV) for allegedly monopolizing the business of collecting rubbish in Kampala central.

BKL that is owned by one Paul Nduhura is suing Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) too for giving the business of garbage collection to only one firm of NUDJV.

The complaint is being filed before the commercial division of the high court located along Lumumba Avenue.

BKL asks court to lift the monopoly in garbage collection business and allow them to partake of the lucrative business.

In rejoinder, NUDJV blames BKL for dozing off during the tendering process for the garbage collection business in Kampala central only to wake up and complain long after KCCA had granted the business to it.

“KCCA advertised for competent firms to deal in garbage collection, but Bin Kampala Limited never participated in the tendering process meaning that she has got no capacity to do the work to the satisfaction of KCCA and city dwellers,” NUDVJ contends in a defense filed by its attorneys of Tebusweke, Mayinja and company advocates.

NUDVJ contends that since BKL lacks the scope of collecting as well as disposing of rubbish in the entire city center, it is why it chose to deal and is actually dealing with particular individuals in Kampala.

Quoting the KCCA 2010 Act that created KCCA, NUDVJ argues that its only this controlling that is vested with the powers of appointing service providers and more especially those capable of keeping Kampala clean as well as adding that such powers cannot be easily reversed more so when the complaining party failed to participate in the tendering process leading to the grant of a tender being complained of.

Justice Billy Kainamura has been allocated the case file for purposes of resolving the same. Hearing of the dispute will ensue after the parties involved have completed the process of peaceful resolution of the same.

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