construction of the Shillings 3.5 billion
landfill in Gulu City has suffered a setback due to the heavy rains being experienced in
different parts of the country.
is undertaking the project on a 7-acre piece of land in Agwee Ward in Pece –Laroo Division.
The work kicked off in June and is expected to
be completed by January next year.
Christo Balmoi Omara, the Gulu City Engineer, says that the project included the
construction of waste cells, offices, a warehouse for sorting garbage and a weighbridge.
He, however, says that
the heavy rain being experienced in the region has slowed down
Balmoi explains that since the landfill is being constructed in a low-lying area, the site normally
floods whenever it rains forcing the contractor to first drain the water before
continuing with work.
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Balmoi revealed that the city authority will soon
review the contractor’s catch-up plan including working on
Sundays to complete the work
within the stipulated eight months.
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The landfill construction is jointly funded by the German Development Bank –KFW and German Development Corporation –GIZ and supervised by FICHTNER
Water and Sanitation.
Robert Towler, the Team Leader of FICHTNER Water
and Sanitation Project in Gulu has advised Gulu city to buy more land for
expansion, saying the one under construction will only serve for four years.