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Kwania District Gets UGX 200m for Construction of Administration Block

However, the multibillion admin block construction being undertaken by Oryem-Can Co. Ltd, had stalled for five months after the commencement of the project due to lack of money.
A multipurpose Council Hall, an apartment of Kwania Admin block under construction (Photo by Solomon Okabo)

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Kwania district has received 200 million shillings from the government for financing another phase of the construction of an administration block.

The construction of the two-storied building which is expected to cost approximately 4.5 billion shillings started with 600 million shillings from the transition fund which was given to the District to facilitate its operation.

However, construction of the multi-billion administration block being undertaken by Oryem-Can Co. Ltd, had stalled for five months after the commencement of the project due to lack of money.

Geoffrey Eling Owera, the Kwania district vice Chairperson says the district has received a sum of 100 million shillings from the government under the Discretionary Equalization Grant-DDEG, and another 100 million shillings from unconditional grant to support the project.

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Shillings 200 million was previously allocated by the last council in the 2019/2020 financial year to be used in the phase-II of the project that included a multipurpose Council Hall, different administrative offices, and the chairperson's chambers among others.

Kwania was carved from Apac on July 1, 2018. Its administration block sits on over 20-acres of land at Wipolo, Ikwera Ward in Aduku town Council, the newly proposed district headquarters.

The district is struggling lack of enough office space, which has reportedly forced a number of departmental heads to operate in a very tiny space hence affecting service delivery. But Kwania District CAO, Albina Awor is optimistic once the project is completed, the challenge will come to an end.

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