Chinese construction companies have been given 6hours to refund Uganda over 31bn shillings.
The interim order has been issued by COSASE chairperson Abdul Katuntu after the companies failing to utilize part 47bn shilling the money advanced to then by Uganda National Roads Authority to compensate people in respective project areas.
The five Chinese companies have been asked to advance the amount to UNRA Kampala station account by today and forward the deposit bank statement to the committee before the end of closure today.
However one Chinese company Chongqing International Construction company admitted that they had no money after sending it to china amounting to 3bn, and the committee directed that it should be recovered from the guarantors of the company.
The companies implicated in the auditor general’s report of 2014/15 are China Railway 18th group re-reimbursing 14bn, China Railway No3 5bn, Zhongmei Engineering272m, China Railway No5 Group 8bn and Chongquing Construction.Co.5bn.