Construction works of the 22.8 Billion Shillings water project that is also funded by African Development Bank-ADB through the Water Supply and Sanitation Program Phase II (WSSP II) was expected to be completed in one year.
Kagadi, Muhorro, Kyenzige and Ruteete town councils in Kagadi district have protested the delayed completion of a gravity water flow project.
In December 2018, the Ministry of Water and Environment embarked on the
construction of a gravity water flow project to benefit residents in the four
town councils. The contract was awarded to Samcrete Engineers and Contractors’
Construction Company limited.
Construction works of the 22.8 Billion Shillings water project that is also funded by
African Development Bank-ADB through the Water Supply and Sanitation Program
Phase II (WSSP II) was expected to be completed in one year.
However, three years after the contract was awarded, residents are yet to
benefit from the project.
Xavier Joseph Kiiza, a resident of Kyenzige town council wonders why some
villages earmarked to benefit from the water project have not been connected.
He faults the contractor for not honouring the agreement it signed with the
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Luganda-Kulya, a resident of Kagadi town council tasks the contractor to explain
why they have delayed completing the project. He wants the water project to be
completed soon to enable residents to access clean water.
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Yosia Ndibwami the Kagadi LCV Chairperson has also expressed dissatisfaction
with the contractor for having delayed completion of the water project.
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Kayuwa, the site engineer for Samcrete engineers and contractors' construction
Company limited says the completion rate stands at 90%. He adds that so far 295
households have been connected to the piped water.
He attributes the delays in the completion of the water project to the outbreak
of the COVID-19 pandemic that compelled them to halt works. He adds that
land disputes in areas where the project was supposed to go through and
poor mobilization of residents to embrace the implementation of the project affected the completion.
the project will be completed by the end of this month.
Once completed, the project is expected to enhance the provision of water
supply and sanitation facilities to over 90,000 households in Kagadi, Muhorro,
Ruteete and Kyenzige town councils since most of the residents fetch water from
swamps and unclean water wells, putting their lives at risk of contracting