The two administrative units have been bickering over the failure by the district to surrender the title for the land hosting the ground to the municipality. The land title is currently being held by the district chairperson Kadir Kirungi, who insists that its ownership and mandate is with the district.
Rhoda Nyaribi, the USMID programme coordinator, says that the municipal council is waiting for Parliaments approval and clearance of the Solicitor General to receive the funds and start the procurement process.
Ruth Musoke Lillian, the head of skills Development Facility at the Private Sector Foundation Uganda, also reveals that they are currently implementing a World Bank funded project to help enhance skills of local people to address the impediments to skills development.
The second phase, worth 13.2 billion shillings, will cater for rehabilitation works on Rukidi III Street, construction of Mugunu Lorry Park building and paving of the lorry park. Seven solar lights will also be installed at Rukidi Street and 14 at the lorry park.
Bosco Busulwa, a parent at Magoma Orthodox primary school, says pupils have been studying under fear because of the dilapidated structures. He says the donation to the school will help to restore faith among parents and promote education standards in the area.
Jimmy Awany, the LC III chairman of Adyel Division Council was arrested alongside eight others with whom they were protesting a move by Uganda Telecom Limited, a national fixed line, mobile and Internet service provider, to block the rehabilitation of three major roads in Lira town.
The program was halted in May after the municipal council terminated Plinth Technical Services Limited, a Zambian firm contracted to construct the -Kilometer Nyakaana-Kabundaire road. The road financed to a tune of 5.2 billion Shillings, was supposed to have been completed last year.
An exciting array of activities will run throughout the day, including presentations and panel discussions on topical development issues, quizzes and competitions, photo exhibitions, tutorials, and lots of other performances illustrating the World Banks partnership.
The traffic lights were equipped with cameras and computers that capture and record data. As the traffic lights turn red the system becomes active and any vehicle passing over the sensor in the road after this time is snapped.
Augustine Turibarungi, the Masaka Municipal Engineer has called for calm saying the project has not been handed over. He says the Chinese contractors are still putting up final touches on the road before they hand it over. Godfrey Kayemba, the Mayor Masaka Municipality, says the Chinese contractors are still liable for the project.
Joseph Kimbowa, the Masaka Town clerk defended the existence of the 17 houses in the road reserve saying since the project didnt provide for compensation, they just negotiated with the property owners to leave them.
Moroto Municipality leaders are yet to start construction work on the proposed bus terminal located in Bazaar cell, North Division due to financial constraints. The best evaluated bidder for the park wants 3.8 billion shillings, yet the municipality has only 800 million shillings in its coffers.
Jim Yong Kim, the President of The World Bank Group, in an editorial written today morning in the Washington Post said that â€œInstitutionalized discrimination is bad for people and for societies. Widespread discrimination is also bad for economies.â€ Adding that, â€œthere is clear evidence that when societies enact laws that prevent productive people from fully participating in the workforce, economies suffer.â€