RDA to pay BY’s company K44bn over termination of contract

FORMER defence minister Ben Mwila’s company, Wade Adams Piling, will be paid about K44 billion by RDA over its terminated K80 billion Landless Corner-Mumbwa road project.

Mwila succeeded in the arbitration process against Road Development Agency (RDA), which terminated the road contract due to non-performance on Wade Adams’ part.

But the RDA says the procurement process to engage a new contractor to complete the stalled Landless Corner-Mumbwa road project following the termination of the Wade Adams contract in November 2011, was advanced.

Sources close to the issue told The Post that Mwila’s firm, which had contested the termination of the road contract in the courts of law, had emerged victorious from the arbitration process after the terminated contract’s arbitration clause was brought into perspective.