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Service Delivery Stalls As District Fails To Implement 2014/2015 Planned Activties

Steven Mugisa, a resident says that they are currently sharing water with animals after two boreholes broke down and they failed to repair them.

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Kyegegwa district local government has failed to implement some the planned activities for the 2014/2015 financial year. Last year the district council approved a shilligs11billion budget for various activities. However, with only three months to the end of the financial year, some of the planned activities haven\'t been implemented. 

The most affected are works, education and health sectors. In the works sector seven feeder roads haven\'t been worked affecting service delivery. In Hapuyo Sub County, the 10 kilometer Hapuyo-Kyegegwa road is impassable, not even a bicycle or motorcycle can use it.

 

This has affected traders who sell their merchandise in the two major markets in Kyegegwa town council. Sam Bamanyisa, a trader says that district authorities haven\'t explained why the road wasn\'t maintained. He says that during market days, traders sometime face difficulties transporting their merchandize.

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In Kasule Sub County, at least 50 boreholes are currently nonfunctional. Residents are forced to save the little water available for cooking food.

Steven Mugisa, a resident says that they are currently sharing water with animals after two boreholes broke down and they failed to repair them. He says they have waited for the district intervention in vain.

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Kyegegwa Primary School which, was supposed to be renovated remains in a deplorable state. The classrooms don\'t have windows and there is acute shortage of furniture. Structures like classrooms are dilapidated.

 

Suzan Okwiri, the deputy head teacher says teachers fear to teach in the condemned buildings, because their lives and those of the pupils are at risk.

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David Isagara, the secretary works says that some of the roads haven\'t been maintained because the district\'s road equipment broke down. He says that part of the money meant for road works was channeled to repair the equipment, since no funds were allocated for repair. 

Francis Mujuni, the assistant Chief Administrative Officer Kyegegwa blames the problem on the delayed release of funds by the central government and budget cuts by the Ministry of Finance

 

He cites funds for road maintenance which were reduced from shs509m to shs290m. Mujuni also adds that sometimes, funds are released to the district, four months to the end of the financial year, which makes it difficult for them to implement any activity

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