By Flavia Ajok
KIKUUBE: Stakeholders in Kikuube district have attributed the standstill of the expansion of Kiziranfumbi sub county office space block to communication gaps between officials in the district.
The Kikuube Resident District Commissioner Amlan Tumusiime halted the construction and expansion of Kiziranfumbi sub county office space block following the site inspection due to allegations that the contractor who was awarded contract was not known by the district adding that it was Bunyoro tulihamu cooperative instead of Bunyoro united technical services limited.
During a stakeholders meeting held at Kiziranfumbi sub county headquarters office on Tuesday, the Kikuube district LCV Chairperson Peter Banura revealed that what caused problems was that the team on ground did not have information about the contract and the BOQs at the site.
Banura said according to their investigations, the contractor had all the requirements but lacked communication with the district officials and his team on ground.
The politician asserted that what brought problems to the project was the name of the contractor. ‘’Many people thought its Bunyoro tulihamu cooperative which deals in agriculture yet its Bunyoro united technical services limited a contractor from Masindi district,’’ he added.
Banura added that whatever was discussed in the meeting will be forwarded to the RDC and it being the first meeting they believe in the next meeting the construction work will resume because as district they don’t want to waste the contractor’s time since they may be sued.
‘’Whatever has been discussed in this meeting will be forwarded to the RDC and it being the first meeting we believe in the next meeting the construction work will resume because as a district they don’t want to waste the contractor’s time since we may be sued,’’ he said.
Everce Munguryeic, the secretary of works and water and also a member of the Bunyoro Tulihamu cooperative said they are so disappointed because their name has been tarnished due to the misinformation in the district.
‘’We are so disappointed because our name has been tarnished due to the misinformation in the district,’’ Munguryeic said.
Vincent Alper Opio a member of District Executive Committee Kikuube district said since the stakeholders now know the truth, they should not waste time because they are only left with one week for the financial year to end and they don’t want the money to be sent back to the center.
Andrew Milton Kamalingin the chief administrative officer Kikuube stressed that he sees no problem with the contractor because he has all what it takes and followed the right procedures and has all the documents.
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