Stephen John Ajalu, Senior Urban Specialist from the World Bank told URN that if there was no timely monitoring and supervision from the local leaders on the ground shoddy work could have manifested like is the case in some other places they have visited.
Kitgum Municipal Council signed a contract with Trio Consultants Ltd in June this year to supervise, China Railway 18 Bureau Group Co Ltd that was contracted to undertake the 16.6 Billion shillings road construction.
“Under USMID projects, we are putting solar street lights but we don’t have crane trucks to service those spoiled lights and as I said now, over 72 are spoiled and we have to hire crane trucks to service them and it is becoming very expensive for us,” said George Labeja Gulu City Mayor.
Recently the Municipal authorities demanded that the district hands over the title, to pave way for the construction of a 6.5 billion Shillings mini-stadium funded under phase three of the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) program.
Some of the notable council resolutions which they cited include removal of street vendors from major streets within Lira town including Obote Avenue, Noteber, Oyam, Kitgum among others.
Geoffrey Ogwal, the Municipal Council speaker confirmed receiving two petitions from both local councilors and the executive committee.
Ogwal says he has informed Ahabwe about the intentions and asking to prepare his defense.