MTN resurrects $ 4m case against shipping company

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towers mtnTwo years back, telecom giant MTN Uganda Limited sued Threeways Shipping Group for allegedly refusing to pay $3,827,820.71,according to an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), that was signed by both companies and included general damages, interests and legal costs. The contract was signed with a view of amicably resolving their disputes where the shipping firm had agreed to pay $4 million (about Shs10 billion) within a period of six months.

The Daily Monitor reported yesterday, that the telecom firm MTN Uganda Limited, has now after two years appealed against a High Court decision that dismissed a case in which it sued the shipping company for infracting a $4 million contract. According to a letter sent to the Registrar of the Court of Appeal, MTN, through Kampala Associated Advocates, is disputing the High Court ruling that lead it to lose over $ 4m. The Kampala Associated Advocates letter reads

[signoff predefined=”Quotation” icon=”icon-attach”]“Take notice that the plaintiff being dissatisfied with the decision and orders of the high Court of Uganda on May 23, 2014, intends to appeal against the said decision,” [/signoff]

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The Monitor further reports that , Justice Madrama held that a court of law cannot sanction that which is illegal and an illegality once brought to the attention of court would be dealt with irrespective of pleadings.