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Fort Portal Municipal Council Identifies Five Projects for OWC Funding

On Tuesday, Saleh agreed to fund the five projects. He later signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mayor Rev Willy Muhanga.Muhanga said that the projects will be implemented in a phased manner kick and hopes they will create employment for more than 30,000 people.
Fort Portal Municipal Council Speaker Gilbert Kayondo signing on the Memorandum of Understanding.

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Fort Portal Municipal Council has identified five projects that will be funded under the Operation Wealth Creation – OWC program.

The projects include the development of Saaka airstrip, expansion of Kiteere composite plant, establishment of a modern museum, skills development from selected institutions and capitalization of cooperatives.

Last month, Gen Salim Saleh, the Chief Coordinator OWC asked Fort Portal municipal council to identify development projects that could be funded by OWC and lead to eradication of poverty.

The councillors held numerous meetings and identified projects that Saleh rejected, saying they are incomplete and unrealistic.

However, on Tuesday, Saleh agreed to fund the five projects. He later signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mayor Rev Willy Muhanga.

Muhanga said that the projects will be implemented in a phased manner and hopes they will create employment for more than 30,000 people. 

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Saleh appreciated the efforts by the councillors to come up with feasible projects. He said that he will table the proposed projects before cabinet for scrutiny and approval.

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He also said that since the projects are estimated to cost about 90 billion shillings, he will ensure that they are implemented because his goal is to make Fort Portal, a model municipality in implementing OWC projects in the entire country.