Business Man, Patrick Bitature sued over Ugx 900million debt
Businessman Patrick Bitature has been dragged to the High Court Commercial Division for allegedly failing to pay over 900million shillings being money for consultancy services of his various projects he sought.
In the law suit filed before court, FINICON Group Limited a consultancy firm claims that it entered into an agreement with Bitature to provide professional architectural and engineering consultancy services for his projects.
The projects included the construction of a high end boutique hotel along summit view road on Kololo hill in Kampala with the investment valued between 5 and 6 million United States dollars.
Court documents also show that on August 24, 2012, Bitature further entered into an agreement with the same consultancy firm, to remodel an existing residential house on plot 9 Kololo in Kampala and a project in Ibanda District which involved construction of a hotel and gardens.
The consultancy services included designing the proposed projects, coming up with the architectural drawings, obtaining all the necessary approvals from the urban authorities and supervision of the works and according to the said agreement , the firm would be paid five percent of the total construction cost .
The consultancy firm argues that it executed its part of the agreement and demanded payment for the services provided but Bitature only paid 87million shillings in October 2014, but has refused to pay the outstanding balance of 900million shillings; which prompted the consultancy firm to petition Court which will help compel Bitature pay.