Solicitor General agrees to the Termination of Kilembe Mines License
The installation process of the newly acquired cancer machine is nearing completion at the Mulago National Referral Hospital.
The radiotherapy machine arrived at Mulago on 16thAugust 2017 after being acquired from Czech Republic’s multi technology company, UJP Praha on 16thJune 2017.
According to sources installation process is expected to be concluded in one week and early next month experts are to start training the local operators.
It also emerged that in order to win the concession, the company offered bribes to several top officials in the ministries of energy and water and environment, as well as the Attorney General’s office. This reportedly included a one-million-dollar bribe to a senior minister.
Mid this year President Yoweri Museveni ordered for cancellation of the concession.
The president also agreed with Rwenzori region MPs led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Winnie Kiiza, that the company is not delivering as per its concession terms.
Despite the order, the company is still operating the Kilembe Copper Mines, since the government has not moved to formally terminate the concession.