But in Soroti district and City, billions of cash are sitting as the accounting officers wait for guidance on how to involve the army in engineering works. Luke Lokuda, the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer says they are stuck with the money because there is no clarification on the scope of work to be undertaken by the army.
"The directive of the president to ministry of education and health that beginning the financial 2021-2022 all contracts to build schools and schools should be given to UPDF contravenes both the Public finance management act and the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets -PPDA law!" -Mawokota South MP Yusuf Nsibambi
After prematurely hosting the FISU netball championships in 2018 , the Makerere multi task Arena faced setbacks after constructors, UPDF Engineering Brigade had switched to Northern Uganda for an emergency.
The Board of Directors then asked the UPDF Engineering Brigade to take over the construction of the wastewater treatment plant and centrifugal machine system to run the factory after a failure by the joint partners Korea International Cooperation Agency KOICA to complete the task on time.
The Ministry of Defence has begun construction work to redevelop Kololo Independence Grounds commonly known as Kololo Airstrip, an activity estimated to cost 17 billion shillings. The work is expected to improve the conditions at the place known to be one of Ugandaâ€™s biggest open spaces.