The administrative block whose construction started in February 2000, had stalled at the ground floor since 2006.
The Mukono District Adminstration block which is under construction. It had stalled on the ground floor for fourteen years.
Mukono district local government has embarked on the completion of the district administrative block at Kauga in Mukono Central Division.
The administrative block whose construction started in February 2000,
had stalled at the ground floor since 2006.
The district has now committed 400 million shillings from local revenue in four
financial years to complete part of the first floor. The contract was awarded
to Savannah engineering company limited.
Badru Mayanja, the Deputy District Chief Administrative Officer notes that they
are currently looking for about 1.5 billion shillings to complete the first and
second floor and also install furniture in the offices.
“To a district like Mukono saving for construction is not something you cannot
do in one financial year; the district has been saving about shillings 100
million from the little local revenue collected in the previous financial years
to re-embark on this work. We are committed to lobbying more funding to complete
the work.” Mayanja notes.
District departments such as veterinary, forestry, health, community development,
works premises have been operating in Buganda Kingdom buildings.
The district also owes the Kingdom rent arrears for buildings occupied by
Nakifuma, Ntenjeru, Naggojje, Nakisunga, Kyampisi, Kasawo, Koome and Goma Sub
However last year, Namulondo Investments Limited, the business arm of Buganda
Kingdom wrote to the district authorities reminding them to pay about shillings
1.7 billion as rent arrears.
Currently, the Buganda buildings occupied by the district
departments are in bad shape and need renovation.
The Buganda Land Board-Kyagwe territory Manager Yosia Kimogofu notes that they
would wish to rehabilitate their buildings but are financially crippled.