Kalungu district has finally launched the construction
of its proposed headquarters.
The construction work was launched on
Wednesday morning on 2 acres of land at Kaasabbale
in Kalungu town council in Kalungu district.
The first phase of the three storied complex will cost Shillings
669million. The construction works will last for six months.
Filda Naabirye, the Kalungu Chief
Administrative Officer (CAO), says they have battling the challenge of office
space, which cuts across departments.
Naabirye also asked other government agencies
such as Police, Court and Prisons to give them a helping hand in the construction
of the district headquarters.
She hailed businessman Hajji Haruna Ssegawa for donating part
of his land to host the district headquarters.
//Cue in: “Tubade tulibubi…”
Kalungu Resident District Commissioner, Caleb Tukaikiriza warned
Victoria Construction Company, which has been contracted to execute the job
against shoddy works.
The Kalungu LC V Chairperson, Richard Kyabaggu asked leaders
in the district to stop politicking and support the construction of their headquarters
instead of looking for cheap popularity.
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The entire construction work is valued at Shillings 2.8
billion. At Shillings 500million is from local revenue collection while the
remaining money is expected to come from the central government.
Recently, Kalungu district council passed a
resolution ordering teachers to remit part of their salary towards the
construction of the district headquarters.
The proposal drew protests from teachers, saying
it violates their rights.
In January, Buganda Kingdom issued an eviction notice to
Kalungu district local government to vacate the kingdom buildings for allegedly
failure to pay the nominal ground rent for four years totaling to Shillings
The district is expected to pays Shillings 7,600,000 every month.