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Construction of Busia's Eastern Division Headquarters Nears Completion

Paul Wabwire, the Busia Municipal engineer and also project supervisor says that they are at 92% and are finalizing with plastering the building and constructing the septic tank, they expect the project to be completed within two months.
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Construction of the Busia Eastern division headquarters in Busia municipality is nearing completion.

The 95 million shilling project is being constructed on the half acre plot bought by the division authorities at Sofia B village in North East parish. It's funded by the division authorities by using part of the local revenue collected in the area and support from well-wishers.

The one year's project construction started in September 2020 and is expected to be completed in August 2021. It's contracted to a local contractor identified as Sekamanya and Bwire constructors group which is based within the area.

Busia town was elevated to a municipality status in 2010 with two divisions of Eastern division operating which is at Sofia  A village and Western division located at Madibira A village. They are both operating in rental buildings.

The Eastern division offices building which is under construction is located at Sofia B village, North B parish in Eastern division.

Paul Wabwire, the Busia Municipal engineer and also project supervisor says that they are at 92% and are finalizing with plastering the building and constructing the septic tank, they expect the project to be completed within two months.

Juma Odero, the councilor for south west parish in Eastern division says that the decision to build their own offices was after they had accumulated overwhelming rent debts of 20 million shillings which the land lord is still demanding from them. He says the burden of paying rent per month retards the service delivery and development of the division.

The division is operating in buildings they pay 7.5 million shillings for every year annaully which takes almost half of the local revenue they collect in the area.

Odero says that they hope if the headquarters offices which they are constructing on their own land gets completed, they will get settled and manage the area in terms of service delivery.

//Cue in: "Tupangise enyumba ngaa...

Cue out:...mu offices empya"//

Bashir Wanyama, another councilor from North East parish says that they hope if the administration offices are completed they will also be addressing the challenges like poor garbage management in the area by allocating part of the money theynow  spend in rent to clean drainage channels and collect garbage.

//Cue in: "Obuzibu obwee ekipangisa...

Cue out:....okujako bagaliza mbuto zabwe"//

Mary Nandudu, Godfrey Barasa among other residents says it was a right decision by the incumbent local leaders in the area to buy a piece of land and building offices, that they want the new leadership to help them address the issue of poor garbage management and road networks which is still a big challenge in the area.

Sadiq Amin, the L.C.3 chairman Eastern division also Busia tow mayor-elect says that they decided to first halt paying some rent and bought half an acre piece of land for the division then they started lobbying for more funds from wellwishers who supported them and building offices started.

Operating local administrative unit in the rental building is a big challenge that in most cases frustrate service delivery.

It has been a strenuous effort by the division councilors who resolved that they should get the land and construct the offices than to be in rental houses that they have been operating in for last 10 years.

//Cue in: "Ekinene enyo tetuweza....

Cue out:...tukukakulanye town enoo"//

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