Musa Ecwero, the State Minister of Works and Transport explained that the Government and World Bank have partnered to co-finance the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Lira-Kamdini road section under the North Eastern Road Asset Management Project – NERAMP.
Kitgum was ranked the best among the 21 other municipalities on performance measures under phase two of the project. The ranking followed an annual assessment conducted by KPMG consultancy firm contracted by the world Bank.
But officials at Kitgum Municipal Council say that the timeframe for procuring a contractor for the actual implementation of the project in June this year could be dragged behind schedule as a result of measures taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Ocitti, the fund will be allocated to furnish an office, Physical planning and urban system development, specialized technical plan and equipment, assessing cooperative advantages of localities and development of investment profiles.
Other components are to enhance on source revenue collection, facilitate key implementers of the project, career development of implementers of the program and discretional institutional strengthening activities.