IGG stops a Ugx. 100bn deal to a Chinese firm

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Justice Irene Mulyagonja the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has halted the proposed leasing of the National Digital Terrestrial television (DTT) and radio network to a Chinese company, Star Software Technology Company Limited, an affiliate of Star Times television.

This follows a petition filed at the inspectorate raising questions about the suitability of the Chinese company for the deal valued at $30 million (about Shs101b) deal.

The petitioners say Star Times was already in the market at the time of applying and winning the tender and prior relationship with the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) managers who comprised the contracts committee.

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Star Times already has a troubled past in other African countries, including Zambia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, DR. Congo, and Kenya over similar DTT deals,

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