World Bank Irked by Slow Works on Hoima Town Roads

Police in Rukungiri is hunting for thugs who shot dead a 24 year old private security guard.

Baluku Alex, unhealthy this site attached to Rukungiri Premier Security Company was on Monday morning found dead and his MAK-4 rifle taken.

He was guarding at Kyatoko water pump in Rukungiri Municipality.

In a related development, a private security guard in Kabale district shot and killed a 32 year old man.

Alex Byaruhanga commonly known as Abas, a resident of Kalengyere trading center Muko Sub County was shot by Godfrey Wekesa of Swatt Private Company at the Rwabulindi Airtel booster.

Abas was amongst a gang of three who attack the guard trying to steal fuel from the booster, and in the scuffle, he was shot dead while the others escaped.

By Moses Kyaiswa

The poor implementation of road works in Hoima municipality under the Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructure Development Project-USMID has irked World Bank officials.

The officials are dismayed to find only 40% of the work has been done by Plinth Engineering Company, side effects a company contracted for the work.

The USD 150 Million USMID project was unveiled in 2013 to expand urban infrastructure, viagra dosage and  enhance the capacity of 14 municipal local governments to generate own source revenues, improve urban planning, and strengthen financial management, procurement, environmental and social systems.

The 14 municipalities are geographically spread across the country and include: Arua, Gulu, Lira (Northern Uganda); Soroti, Moroto, Mbale, Tororo, Jinja (Eastern Uganda); Entebbe, Masaka (Central); Mbarara, Kabale, Fort Portal and Hoima (Western Uganda).

Officials from the World Bank — the funders of the project — and Ministry of Housing and Urban Development over weekend inspected the works in Hoima and were not impressed.

Speaking to journalists, Joseph Walter Paddy the Commissioner for Urban development, Ministry of Lands said the World Bank was disappointed that he project was taking long.

Engineer Emanuel Juuka, the municipal infrastructure development specialist for USMID program said contractors in Entebbe, Gulu and Lira have completed the work but in Hoima there is little progress.



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