The 1. 8 Billion Shillings Kakabara-Nabingola road was constructed under the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project-DRDIP. The program that is under the Office of the Prime Minister is intended to support refugee-hosting communities.
Robinah Nabbanja has ordered the termination of the contract of a 42-kilometre
The 1.8 Billion Shillings road that connects from Kakabara Sub County in Kyegegwa District to Nabingola in Mubende was constructed under the Development
Response to Displacement Impact Project-DRDIP. The program that is under the
Office of the Prime Minister is intended to support refugee-hosting
tour of the DRDIP projects in Kyegegwa District on Saturday, Kyegegwa district leaders
told Nabbanja that the contractor PEKASA Contractors was supposed to complete the works in September, but
the road has not been completed six months after the signing of the contract.
They also argued
that the road was impassable, narrow and without culverts.
the LCV Chairperson requested that UNRA takes over the road. He also said that
attempts to have the contractor rectify the defects have been futile.
Kisoke told Nabbanja that the contractor had so far been paid 700 Million
complaints from the leaders forced the Premier to order for the immediate
termination of the contract.
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faulted the leaders for not supervising government projects which have given
room to shoddy work.
said she will send a team of engineers from her office to take measurements
of the road and also test the quality of marram used on the road. She
added that if they don’t meet the expected standards, the contractor and
supervisor of the project will be apprehended.
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the Ministerfor Relief, Disaster Preparedness and
Refugees Minister said that his office has received reports of irregularities committed
by district officials implementing the DRDIP projects. He said that the officials demand 10 percent of the money before they award the contract.
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Director of PEKASA Contractors, George Sande declined to comment on the delays.
On the issue of shoddy works, he said according to the Bills of Quantities the carriage way of the road
is supposed to be 4.5, while the width is 7 meters, which the district
officials are against.