George Aligec Lapir, the President of Gulu Municipal Development Forum –GMDF told URN in an interview that the authorities of Gulu contracted COMPO, a Ghanaian firm to come up an architectural design and bill of quantity before an advert for a contractor be made but that the architectural design was rejected.
construction of Gulu Modern Bus Park still hangs in balance after the architectural
design was rejected by the Gulu Municipal Development Forum – MDF.
project under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development –USMID additional
funding was to start in July last year.
Aligec Lapir, the President of Gulu Municipal Development Forum –GMDF told URN
in an interview that the authorities of Gulu contracted COMPO, a Ghanaian firm
to come up an architectural design and bill of quantity before an advert for a contractor
be made, but that the architectural design was rejected.
said they rejected the design because it only had 70 lockup shops contrary to
the 400 lockup shops they suggested to be at the Bus park and that the
different entrances for the buses were not compatible with the current road
to Aligec, they advised the firm to make necessary corrections on the
architectural design before approval but up to date, they have not yet received
any feedback from the firm.
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Gulu Main Bus Park is in appalling state with very old passenger waiting
shades, police post, office spaces, toilets and washrooms. The ground has
potholes that get filled with water during rainy season.
Oyugi, the Chairman of Gulu City Taxi Operators Cooperative Society revealed
that because of the appalling state of the bus park, majority of the transporters
are loading passengers and cargo from roadsides in Gulu City, something that
is causing congestion and risk of accidents.
Onen, the Chairman of Bus Park B Sub –Ward expressed his concerns on why the construction
work of the Bus Park is taking so long. Onen also faulted the Gulu City
authorities for failing to engage the different stakeholders on the project.
Kiwanuka Gwavu, the Gulu City Clerk could not be reached for a comment after he
failed to answer his mobile phone.