Platinum Controls (Pty) Ltd, a maintenance company which is based in Francistown is suing the Ministry of Health (MoH) for over P800 000 for breach of contract.
The company has instructed K K Sechele a Francistown based law firm to instigate the lawsuit before Francistown High Court Judge Zibani Makhwade.
According to the company’s writ of summons, the law suit is a result of a breach of contract which arose sometime around the 12th of December 2013. The plaintiff (Platinum Controls) claims that the defendant (Ministry of Health) entered into a written agreement in terms of which the plaintiff was to carry out maintenance works in government hospitals and clinics.
The plaintiff duly carried out maintenance work in terms of the agreement between the parties and raised invoices for work done. The Ministry of Health failed and or neglected to pay services rendered as per the raised invoices.
“Notwithstanding repeated demands, the defendant has failed and or neglected to pay the plaintiff the said sum or part thereof,” reads part of the summons.
The plaintiff prays for the sum of P874 949.33 with an interest rate of 10% per annum calculated from March to the date of final payment.
Platinum Controls (Pty) Ltd is cited as the plaintiff while the Attorney General representing the Ministry of Health is the defendant.