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2.592 Billion Shillings Project Launched In Kiryandongo

Authorities in Kiryandongo district have launched a 2.592 billion Uganda shillings project in Mutunda and Kiryandongo sub-counties under the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The projects launched on Tuesday 29th January 2019 include construction of two classroom blocks with three classes each, three five stance pitlatrines,10,000 litres stainless steel water tank and 108 desks at Nyamahasa primary school in Mutunda sub-county at a cost of 345million Uganda shillings and Diika seed secondary school in Kiryandongo sub-county at a cost of 447 million Uganda shillings. Another billion project is a 43 km 7.5 metres wide first class murram Nyakadot-Kimogoro-Kawiti road which links hard to reach areas of Kimogoro in Mutunda sub-county to Bweyale town along the Kampala-Gulu highway at a cost of 1.8 billion Uganda shillings. The projects are managed by the project management committees at community level and are expected to be commissioned in the next six months after the launch. While addressing the people who had converged for the launch at Kimogoro trading centre Mutunda sub-county, Peter Debele the Resident District Commissioner warned the contractors against shoddy work and asked them to ensure observance of bills of quantities and use high quality materials. He also advised the members of the project management committee who are the principal signatories of the accounts to be very careful and always notify the relevant authorities at the district before any transaction is made so as to avoid cases of conmen. Debele further asked the community to take part in monitoring and supervision of the projects so as to ensure transparency and fight against corruption and embezzlement of project materials, fuel and funds. DRDIP is a project meant for supporting refugee hosting communities and is directly implemented under the Office of the Prime minister.https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1493493/sh2b-refugee-project-launched-kiryandongo

Thursday, January 31, 2019