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Mukono Embarks on Completion of District Headquarters

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 Counties.

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.