PUNCH Telecom (U) Ltd and Millennium Telecom Ltd have sued Warid Telecom for breach of contract.
The two local companies filed their cases separately in the Commercial Court.
They are accusing Warid of unlawfully and illegally terminating agreements in which it had allegedly given them rights to sell its products in Nateete and Wandegeya in Kampala and in the Lira sub-region, respectively.
According to court records, Warid’s Lira sub-region network encompasses Lira, Oyam, Apac, Amolatar, Pader and Kitgum districts.
Punch represented by Nsibambi and Nsibambi Advocates seeks to recover sh1,004,228,318 as special damages with interest of 25% plus general damages with a 6% interest, while Millennium represented by Ausi Twijukye and Company Advocates seeks to recover as special damages sh391,800, 000 plus general and punitive damages with a 30% interest.
Both companies also seek to be awarded costs of the suits.
However, Warid Telecom has denied the allegations and has asked court to dismiss the suits with costs.
The Millennium case is before Justice Anup Singh Choudry.
Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire will hear the Punch case on March 23.