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Construction of UGX 4.5Bn Kwania District Admin Block Stalls

Basil Okello Onac, the Kwania District LC V Chairperson, says that the project hit a snag when the contractor ran short of funds and abandoned the site. He says the contract period has also elapsed, but they have granted the contractor’s request for an extension.
Construction of Kwania district administration block stalls, contractor abandon site (Photo by Solomon Okabo)

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The construction of Kwanai district Administration block has stalled for nearly five months after the commencement of the project due to lack of money.

The construction of the two-storied building, which is expected to cost approximately Shillings 4.5billion started with Shillings 600 million from the transition fund, which the district received from the central government to facilitate its operation. The council later allocated Shillings 200 million for phase-II work of the project.  

The administration block being constructed by Oryem-Can Co. Ltd comprises a multipurpose Council Hall, the LC V chairperson’s champers and administrative offices among others. However, the project has since stalled and the contractor abandoned the site.

Basil Okello Onac, the Kwania District LC V Chairperson, says that the project hit a snag when the contractor ran short of funds and abandoned the site. He says the contract period has also elapsed, but they have granted the contractor’s request for an extension.  

Kwania district was carved from Apac on July 1 2018. Its administration sits on over 20-acres of land at Wipolo, Ikwera Ward in Aduku town Council. However, the district currently faces a challenge of office space, which has forced a number of departmental heads to operate in a very tiny space, which is affecting service delivery.

  Albina Awor, the Kwania Chief Administration Officer, says that they have already engaged the contractor and he has resumed work.

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