Police in Kampala is investigating a case in which a UK based consultancy firm, FBW Projects defrauded Meera Investments Limited about Shs2.5 billion meant for the design of construction works at two of its properties in Kampala.
FBW was contracted by Meera Investments to provide consultancy in the construction of Speke Apartments along Wampeewo Avenue and the extension of Kabira Country Club.
According to the reliable sources, Meera Investments approached FBW in 2012 and the two signed a contract for provision service in the construction of the two properties.
It is said Meera gave FBW an upfront payment of Shs1 billion for the construction of Speke Apartments and Shs1.4 billion for the extension Kabira Country Club. Kabira Country Club extension has not been kicked off due to FBW’s fraud.
Meera investments has for long asked for architectural work from FBW so that work could kick off but they have always turned a deaf ear.
Meera Investments filed a case of fraud at Katwe police station under reference number GEF:131/2019.
FBW is a UK design, architecture, and engineering-led, multi-disciplinary consultancy firm with operations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda while Meera Investments is Meera investments a construction company incorporated in Uganda in 1994. It is one of the companies under the Ruparelia Group of companies.
Meera investments are known in Uganda for bringing on market commercial and residential structures. It takes on the role of main contractor for small to medium size projects and performs project management services to coordinate specialist trades for industrial/ commercial and residential projects.
On its website FBW Projects says it has developed a reputation for design and delivery of quality building projects in Uganda including: The Emin Pasha Hotel, The Ndere Centre, The new British High Commission, The Motorcare (Nissan) Building, Kabira Country Club, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort and various high quality private residences.