Muhwezi who is also head of Secretariat Technical Vocational Education and Training Policy Working Group revealed that in the first phase the renovation works will be executed by Vambeco Enterprises Uganda at 9.4 billion shillings.
Soroti Municipal Council received UGX. 6.6 billion for the construction of School Road, Harridas Road, Edyegu Road, Adams Road, among others under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development-USMID, funded by the World Bank. Another UGX. 2.7 billion has been allocated to provide street lights in all major roads and digitalized traffic lights at Soroti junction.
In East Africa, Tanzania was also studied and researchers found at least $145m had been hidden by its elites. Researchers concluded that this was because politicians, elites and their cronies got access to aid money and instead of using it to work on projects that developed their countries, they hid it away for personal use.
Last week, Lira municipality councillors asked the Local Government Ministry to transfer Samuel Ahabwe accusing him of failing to implement council resolutions. They cited failure to evict vendors from various streets and failing to stop Saving Grace Limited from managing Coronation Park, a public open space.
According to Ahabwe, they had proposed to construct a storied structure and stage in the park. He however, says they can’t execute their plans until Saving Grace, a private business company that was contracted to manage the park for a year at Shillings 5 million each month leaves the park.
Ahabwe says the money is meant to finance construction of a one storied structure, public Stage at the public space.