Lugazi is one of the eight municipalities which were selected to benefit from the additional funding for the implementation of the second phase of the World Bank-supported project. The others are Kitgum, Kamuli, Mubende, Kasese, Busia, Ntungamo and Apac.
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 Ogwang, the money will be used to furnish the office, finance the physical planning and urban system development, specialised technical plan and equipment, assess comparative advantages of localities and development of investment profiles.
However, the Municipality is expected to receive an overall total of 34 billion shillings under the 3 years project that will end in the Financial Year 2021/2022
Last year, a private firm, KPMG released a report on the performance of the municipalities. However, during the assessment, it was discovered that Fort Portal lacked a substantive engineer, and was instead using the services of Kabarole District Engineer, Steven Wakatama.