The construction of Apac Municipal Council Office Block has
stalled over lack of funds.
Construction of the offices started in 2017 but stalled at the
foundation level due to a lack of funds. Since then the Municipal Authority has
been sourcing funds in vain.
The multibillion office block construction being undertaken by Whill-ship Co.
Ltd will house a multipurpose Council Hall, different administrative offices,
statutory bodies, and procurement and production offices among others.
Apac Municipal Council received the transitional grant of 150 million shillings
from the Ministry of Finance in the financial year 2016/2017 which was injected
into the project.
Jimmy Ogwang, the councillor for the Industrial ward in Atik division, the then
Deputy mayor for Apac Municipality interim council says the council approved
the construction of two-storeyed buildings and it was to be done in phases.
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He attributed the delays to changes in leadership which made sourcing for funding
to be so long.
Washington Egang, the Apac Municipal deputy mayor says several attempts to find
out what happened did not succeed since the project started during the
leadership of the interim council.
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The Apac Municipal Town Clerk Stanley Manganasi says the project will resume
soon since they have already received funds for commencing the project.
When Apac Municipal Council was granted a Municipal status in 2016, it received
the transitional grant of 150 million shillings from the Ministry of
Finance in the financial year 2016/2017 under Transition Development Grant.