Construction of a Seed Secondary School in Namisindwa
district has stalled over the failure by the contractor to ferry materials to
the site because of bad roads.
Government set aside Shillings 2.4 billion for
the construction of a Seed Secondary School in Mukoto Sub County in Namisindwa
district under the intergovernmental transfer project.
The school was awarded to Mukoto Sub County due
to the absence of a secondary school in the greater Buwabwala sub county.
The school is expected to serve learners from Buwabwala, Mukoto, Teskululu sub
counties and the upper part of Bupoto Sub County.
The project, which was supposed to end this
financial year, has since stalled because BAU Technical Services Limited abandoned
the site shortly after signing the contract in July last year.
The company has only cleared and leveled the ground at the construction
Jonathan Namasa, the Programs Manager BAU Technical Services
Limited, says they have failed to transport materials to the site because all bridges
leading to the site were destroyed heavy rains.
He says they are waiting for
the district to repair the bridges and roads before they can transport material
to the site and start work.
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Namasa says they will need more time to
accomplish the works.
However, Zilimenya Nsubuga, the Namisindwa District
Chief Administrative Officer-CAO has given the contractor up to Friday to
He says the work on the school project should resume
immediately before another season of rain sets in.
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Gregory Kutosi, the Mukoto Sub county LC III
chairperson, says the completion of the school will benefit learners and save
them the long distance they trek in search of secondary school education.
He is optimistic that the contractor would work on the project and finish
it in time.
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Charles Noah Nashimolo, the Namisindwa District
National Resistance Movement-NRM party chairperson, says they have registered
very many school dropouts in the area because of the absence of a secondary school.
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Yafesi Lwandenyi, the Mukoto Parish Priest in wants
government to construct temporal structures as the new term begins for children
joining secondary school to start studying as the construction work progresses.