Thee Vandalized street lights are situated on government, Rukurato, Main street and Bunyoro Kitara roads that were constructed under the Uganda support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID-Project.
Hoima City Authorities are hunting for Uganda shillings 100 million to fix the vandalized street lights
in the City.
vandalisation of street lights in the newly operationalised Hoima City have
continued with new reports of the solar street lights batteries
being stolen by unknown people.
vandalized street lights are situated on government, Rukurato, Main street and
Bunyoro Kitara roads that were constructed under the Uganda support to
Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID-Project.
lights together with the USMID roads were constructed and commissioned in May
2019 by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The Project that started in 2013 cost the government
Uganda shillings 31 billion.
Network - URN has reliably established that over 20 street lights have been
vandalized in the City center and they are not operational. The batteries
and solar panels of the newly installed solar street lights have disappeared
The fact that
the new solar streetlight batteries are installed in concrete secured pits,
thieves have continued to vandalize them taking off with the batteries.
Bamanyisa, the City Town Clerk says the destruction of the street lights is a
big set back towards the progress of development in the city since they put a
huge cost to be repaired.
He suspects that the street lights are being
vandalized by thugs who later sell them to scrap dealers.
the people of Hoima City and other road users to ensure that this critical
infrastructure is preserved and protected from any form of damage or vandalism
to ensure un-interrupted street lighting and perhaps, going forward, " said Bamanyisa.
currently they are hunting for Uganda shillings 100m to have the vandalized street lights
He says they
are planning to put in place a toll free number for members of the public to
report any form of vandalism against government infrastructure in the city.
Kisembo, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner - RDC says currently they have
stepped up security to ensure that no more street lights are vandalized.
attributed the darkness on some parts of the city streets to vandalism asking the
people of Hoima City to own government projects saying they are for their own