The committee on commissions, statutory authorities and state enterprises has given Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) only four weeks to come up with a report of all their contracts and dealings with several companies.
This was after it was discovered that UNRA paid Shs21.9 billion to a company it did not contract to construct a road.
The payment came to light during Thursday when UNRA officials heard that Unra wired money to China Railway No 3 Engineering Group Uganda Limited through accounts numbers 90300 0924 5110 and 90300 0924 5188 in Stanbic Bank in Kampala.
It was paid between July 2015 and June 2016 for work on the Kanoni-Sembabule road.
However, it ought to be remembered that that the contract for the road works was between Unra and China Railway No 3 Engineering Group Company Limited, a China-based company, which is different from that which was contracted.
Similar to the current scandal, UNRA in 2014 paid about the same amount to Eutaw, a fictitious company.
It’s still trying to recover at least Shs18 billion from a representative of Eutaw.