By Steven Ariong
AMUDAT: Cubroot construction company limited working on the Amudat Loro roads is currently in trouble with the community of Jumbe village in Amudat town council over unpaid Shs6m balance they agreed as compensation for the lost life of a person and four others who were injured.
Last year around March, one of the Cubroot truck rammed into a moving tukutuk tri-cycle and killed one person instantly injuring other four.
To cool the situation the company through their resident engineer by the names of Benjamin Simuyu entered into an agreement with the aggrieved families of the late and agreed to pay Shs10million as compensation but paid first Shs1,270,000 as burial expenses and postmortem report.
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According to the details obtained by this website, the company again paid through mobile money Shs445,000. After two weeks another Shs735,000 was paid and the last payment of Shs1199,000 was made.
Samuel Peitum the deceased’s relative who has been receiving money on his mobile money account says the contractor is always arrogant whenever they ask him the balance of the money.
“Even if paying that has been under arguments and kept on deceiving us yet his work is almost done and he has not paid the balance so Shs6million as compensation”- said Peitun
Paul Kiprop another relative of the deceased says they are giving the contractor an ultimatum until next week to clear their balance or else the company trucks will be burnt to ashes.
Kiprop says they are facing a big burden to take care of the children that the deceased left adding that if that money was to be paid, the deceased’s family would find another alternative of feeding the orphan while Swale Lokeno another deceased relative says burning the contractor vehicles will be the only option so that he also counters loses that the family of the late is facing.
Moses Moya the company boss acknowledged the accident indeed happened but advised the complaints to be patient saying when the company is paid for work, they will be cleared.
“Those people are not really appreciative about what we have also encountered but we shall pay them”-he says
Meanwhile other residents have also blamed the contractor for slow work saying such works blocks the company from getting more contracts.
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