KCCA sued over Shs1.5bn city water fountain


Musisi commissioning Clock Tower Water Fountain

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has been sued before the commercial division of the High Court, for failing to pay a firm that put up a water fountain at the leisure park.

Jevi Media Solutions says they constructed the water fountain as part of the beautification of the Watoto Church Turn over along Kampala but have not been paid by the authority.

In its complaint, the advertising firm claims to have applied to KCCA to develop the said area into a leisure park in 2012, and the Authority’s Directorate of Planning gave it a green light to develop the place.

Jevi says it completed the works on the water fountain, raised stone walls, light spaces and digital advertising tools and in March 2013, KCCA officially inaugurated the leisure park which is now open for use to the public.

Jevi Media Solutions says KCCA has failed to pay them 1.5 billion shillings for putting up the water fountain at Kampala Leisure Park.

KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi, at the time of the launch of the park in 2013 said it had cost the authority Shs 700m for the park but said taxpayers needed not to worry as all the money had been secured from corporate companies and sponsors.

The advertising firm also accuses KCCA of not allowing it to use the digital advertising tools as per the agreement signed by the duo entities, thus leading to loss of investment income amounting to over Shs 2bn.

Jevi now wants court to compel KCCA to pay the said money because its business has now come to a standstill.

The filing of this court case comes over a year after the water fountain stopped functioning despite the huge investment.

The Court’s deputy registrar, Thaddeus Opesene has ordered KCCA to respond to these allegations within 15 days from the date of receiving the court summons and in default, the case will be decided without their defense.


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