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Jinja City Authorities Purchase Multipurpose Trucks worth 370M

The Jinja city mayor, Peter Kasolo commissions multipurpse trucks on Wednesday.

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Jinja city authorities, in collaboration with the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure development-USMID, on Wednesday afternoon unveiled two multipurpose trucks worth 370 million Shillings. 

The trucks are for boosting road works and garbage collection efforts within Jinja city.

Speaking to journalists after unveiling the trucks, Jinja city’s mayor, Peter Kasolo notes that the purchase of these multipurpose trucks was part of their key budget priority funding areas, after identifying service delivery gaps within communities. 

Kasolo stresses that, unlike Jinja city’s central business district, the surrounding areas are still grappling with the challenge of garbage collection, largely due to lack of equipment, but with the current boost, such challenges will be handled.

He says that, most of the roads within the former sub-counties of Mafubira and Budondo, which were newly annexed to Jinja city lack asphalt roads and with the current funding challenges, the trucks will enable the city engineers to ferry marram alongside other low-cost road construction materials to ensure theshort term facelift of these roads.

Kasolo further says that, the demand for services within the community is high, however, the local revenues allocated to ease service delivery are limited, therefore; they plan to purchase their own road construction unit before the end of this financial year. 

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Moses Lorika, the Jinja city’s clerk says that the trucks will be assigned several tasks as a measure of ensuring service delivery targets in largely the infrastructure development areas.

Meanwhile, the Jinja city's internal security officer, Kennedy Ojara, challenged members of the general public to exhibit patience while demanding for service delivery, stressing that, development is achieved in phases, which partly explains the delayed implementation of some projects.

 

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