Ismail Mohammed, the mayor of Moroto municipality, noted that without first transforming people’s minds, there will be no improvement, even if many garbage trucks are brought to help in garbage collection.
Moroto Central Market was constructed under the government’s Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Program (MATIP), with funding from the Arab Bank of Economic Development in Africa (BADEA). The project, undertaken by Ambitious Construction Ltd was handed over to the municipality on October 17, 2021.
Moroto Municipal Town Clerk, Isaiah Tumwesigye says that the interdiction was served to restore sanity in the institution of government adding that a number of cases of indiscipline by staff members in the Municipality have been recorded over time without any punitive action.
But the bus operators and other businesspersons who initially expressed interest to conduct business in the bus terminal are yet to relocate. Gateway Bus Company and Teso Coach, that ply Moroto- Kampala route on a daily basis have expressed different demands to be able to relocate to the terminal.
URN saw land title ownership by Moroto Municipality issued on June 23rd, 2016. However, attempts for the comment from Bishop Guzzetti Damiano of Moroto Diocese were futile as his known telephone was switched off by the time compiling this story.
Moroto Town Clerk Isaiah Tumwesigye says that the money under the second phase of funding to Moroto municipality will be used to improve road infrastructure in the municipality. Tumwesigye said that the second phase will also prioritize environmental protection and community empowerment programs.
Moroto Bus Terminal Project was commenced in 2014 under the Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development-- USMID project. The project worth 3.8 billion shillings was expected to be complete by June last year.
The students are contesting the absence of teachers, dilapidated school structures and food that they describe as bitter stuff. They are now demanding that the current headteacher of the school, Fr John Bosco Kutegena be transferred for running down the school.