A US based electronic company known as Voltech dealing in transformers has run to the commercial court seeking the Court’s intervention in a deal where it was scammed.
The company is therefore looking to obtain it’s transformers from URA according to the petition in the Commercial division of the High Court.
According to the application in court, Voltech supplied the transformers to a company known as Quanta Services.
Voltech was given a contract to supply 50 transformers for a project belonging to the ghost company last year.
These transformers were brought into the country in two phases.
Quanta Services was then programed to pay the transformers in two phases too, first on June 29th and July 13th.
This was to be done as the final batch wàs to arrive from Mombasa.
In its application, Voltech indicates that Quanta Services is yet to pay even a single penny.
Voltech therefore wants court to order URA to hand the two batches of transformers back to them because they are in the hands of the tax body while the third batch is still in Mombasa.
Through the law firm of Messrs Kasumba, Kugonza and Co Advocates, Voltech says that it has tried to get in touch with Quanta services but in vain because they don’t exist at the physical address of Old Portbell road they had earlier indicated.
The company also says that attempts to get in touch with the head company in the US have proved futile because they have not received any response.
Voltech therefore filed saying further it was duped
It therefore wants court to order URA to transfer the transformers available back to their (Voltech) control subject to payment of taxes