Horizon case drags on

The military tribunal hearing the alleged embezzlement case against former directors of Horizon Construction Company, has ordered for a fresh field assessment on the Gashora dyke. Yesterday, the tribunal heard arguments from both sides on the terms of reference to be based on while carrying out the assessment.

The military tribunal hearing the alleged embezzlement case against former directors of Horizon Construction Company, has ordered for a fresh field assessment on the Gashora dyke.

Yesterday, the tribunal heard arguments from both sides on the terms of reference to be based on while carrying out the assessment.

The tribunal has set January 7 – 9, 2010 as the dates for the assessment that will be done by prosecution, defence lawyers, two land experts and the judges. 

“The court would like to have samples of soils used in constructing the Dyke to be tested in the land lab to ascertain whether the Dyke was constructed with clay or rocky soil,” presiding Judge Major Marc Sebaganji ruled yesterday.

The tribunal ruled that seven soil samples from every 1 km of the Dyke be taken to the National Land Lab Centre for assessment.

Two contradicting land reports have been presented to the tribunal for the court to order for a field assessment.
The topographic survey on how the Dyke was constructed indicated that 161.447.97 m3 of soil was used instead of 300.785 m3.

Top managers of Horizon Construction Company, Lt. Col. Paul Semana and Capt. Denis Rwamo are accused of having swindled over Rwf555m in the project.

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