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Bunyoro King taken to court over UGX. 79m seedlings debt

King Solomon Gafabusa Iguru is facing court action from a one Grace Nabbanja and Harriet Ssanyu over Bunyoro Kingdom’s failure to pay UGX. 79m for seedlings supplied by the duo (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The King of Bunyoro Solomon Gafabusa Iguru is in trouble after two women accusing him of failing to pay them about UGX. 79.5 million in seedlings supplies have decided to go to court to recover the debt.

In their lawsuit filed before the High Court civil division, the two women, Grace Nabbanja and Harriet Ssanyu claim that in October 2009 they entered a verbal contract with Gafabusa on behalf of the kingdom to supply over 11000 seedlings of mangoes, oranges and passion fruit at a cost of 79.5 million shillings.

According to the agreement the monies of the seedlings where to be paid in two weeks from the date of the agreement but it’s now more than 8 years without receiving any money from the king.

The duo says that they met with the kingdom’s minister of agriculture and negotiated a payment schedule but it was also not honoured hence coming to court.

They are now accusing the king of breaching their verbal agreement and want court to order him to pay them over Shs79.5 million, damages and loss they have incurred.

Court has not yet ordered the king to file his defence

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