Minister Kania is optimistic that the ongoing projects like the 2 kms Kampala Road, Lugard Avenue (0.123 kms), Auxillary Lane(0.387 kms) and 0.13 kms Market Street and the newly commissioned projects will be completed without major defects.
The Minister of State for Urban Development, Mario Obiga Kania and Entebbe
Town Clerk Charles Magumba have ordered Scaffold Engineering and
Constructions Limited to correct defects in Kitooro Taxi Park.
made the order after commissioning the second phase of constructing the
Kitooro Taxi Park and construction of four road projects totaling two
kilometres under the second phase of the Uganda Support to Municipal
Infrastructure Development Programme-USMID. The five projects will cost a
total of 44.8 billion shillings and will be constructed by three
companies including Scaffold Engineering and Constructions Limited,
China Railway No.3 Engineering Group Co.Ltd and Armpasss Technical
Magumba says Scaffold Engineering and Construction
Limited must correct the various defects identified in the first phase, which include cracks on walls and floors. In May, former
Minister of State for Economic Monitoring Peter Ogwang made an impromptu
visit to Kitooro Taxi Park and was disatisfied and angry that some
buildings had developed cracks even before it was open for use. The
first phase of the project cost 8.6 billion shillings and it was
constructed by Scaffold Engineering and Construction Limited.
The same company has been contracted to carryout the second phase of the project at a cost of 2.8 billion shillings.
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The chairman of Kitooro Taxi Park Traders Association Levi Wandera
Mangeni asked the municipal council should ensure all the 138 vendors
originally operating in the park get spaces.
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2019, the government approved a World Bank loan of 360 Million US
Dollars for the second phase of USMID. This phase will facilitate
infrastructure development projects in 18 municipalities including
Entebbe and four refugee hosting districts.
Minister Kania is
optimistic that the ongoing USMID projects like the 2 kilometre Kampala
Road, Lugard Avenue (0.123 kilometres), Auxillary Lane(0.387 kilometres)
and 0.13 kilometre Market Street and the newly commissioned projects
will be completed without major defects and will be of quality.
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leaders led by Angella Byamugisha, the Chairperson of Kitooro Central
Village, Richard Ssekyondo the Division A Chairperson and Jane
Scholastica Najjemba Baguma lauded the government for considering
Entebbe Municipality in the USMID programme. Ssekyondo and Najjemba
however urge government to support the municipality to tarmac the rest
of the road network since less than 9 percent of the roads are