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Lira USMID Contractor Gets Extension for 45 Days

Last year, Al Nuami Group and Abubakar Technical Services were awarded a 37 billion shillings contract to construct a children’s park, and make improvements on existing roads including Note-Ber road, Olwol road, and Boundary Road, Obangakene, Aber road, and Coronation Park.
Abubakar Technical services, a company contracted to undertake construction works for major roads in Lira City Municipality has been extended for 45 days.

Last year, Al Nuami Group and Abubakar Technical Services were awarded a 37 billion shillings contract to construct a children’s park, and make improvements on existing roads including Note-Ber road, Olwol road, and Boundary Road, Obangakene, Aber road, and Coronation Park.

The work was supposed to have been completed in a period of 15 months which has elapsed but works are incomplete. 

A source from the City Council says the contract period has been extended to enable the consultant to produce a comprehensive report on the work done so far since the council has only received half of the report submitted.

“Because the contract was ending on 9th August.2022, and the consultant has not submitted his report, I requested the contractor’s committee to make an extension and so this contract has been extended for 45 days as we wait for the consultant's comprehensive report.”

According to the source, terminating the contract would not only waste time in case the contractors put an injunction against their contract termination but also costly for Lira City to advertise and acquire a new contractor.

Sharon Dilish Apio, the spokesperson for Abubakar Technical Services says the team is on the ground and work is going on.  

Sheila Naturinda, the USMID Communications Specialist said that a decision on the next course of action will be taken during a meeting that will be held next week. 

Last month, Patrick Ogweng, the Deputy City Clerk said the contractor had already submitted a request for a contract extension and it was waiting for its approval from the Project Management System (PMS).

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