Byamukama says recently the contractor under unclear circumstances demanded for extra 126 billion shillings from the government to help them complete works of the airport yet government earlier allocated the contractor all the money it needed to construct the airport.
According to the suppliers, already they had started reaping big by supplying the oil and gas sector and therefore suspending the East African crude Oil Pipeline -EACOP for a year will make them lose a lot. Some of the suppliers are offering transport, hotel, medical and food services to the oil companies.
Ronald Ahimbisibwe, the head of small and medium enterprises at UNBS explains that they have embarked on a campaign on ensuring that agro-processors meet the required standards so that they produce quality food which is suitable for human consumption.
The call was part of his message during the groundbreaking ceremony and fundraising drive for the construction of St Mary's Women and Children Specialized Hospital at Bujumbura Cathedral, the headquarters of the Hoima Catholic Diocese.
Christine Nnatongo, the strategic partnership, and programs advisor at Maendeleo Ya Jami challenged the youths to change their mindset and become business-oriented to be able to supply the oil and gas sector. She says the trainees have been availed with all the techniques and skills on how to meet the standards needed to supply the critical oil and gas sector.
In addition to the onset of Covid 19 which slowed down the works, it was discovered that there were other issues including the terrain and others, that had not been anticipated during the contract awarding process, according to SBC Uganda Ltd, the contractor.
Johnbosco Habumugisha, the deputy managing director of EACOP told Uganda Radio Network that there are delays in the compensation processes due to lack of National Identification Cards by some of the poject affected persons yet the ID is a pre-requisite for the PAPs to be compensated.
Byakutaga was accused of a lack of transparency and accountability for the Bunyoro Kitara kingdom resources. They cited the fraudulent and dubious cash withdraws and expenditures without the approval of the Kingdom finance committee.
The roads include the 111km) Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko road and the 235km Kigumba-Masindi-Buliima-Hoima-Kabwoya road that was constructed at a cost of 356 Billion Shillings. The contract for the construction was awarded to Chongquing International Construction.