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Construction of Ugx 2.4B Namisindwa Seed School Stalls

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Jonathan Namasa, the Programs Manager BAU Technical Services Limited, says they have failed to transport materials to the site because all bridges leading to the site were destroyed heavy rains.
16 Jan 2020 11:53
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Construction of a Seed Secondary School in Namisindwa district has stalled over the failure by the contractor to ferry materials to the site because of bad roads. 

Government set aside Shillings 2.4 billion for the construction of a Seed Secondary School in Mukoto Sub County in Namisindwa district under the intergovernmental transfer project.  

    

The school was awarded to Mukoto Sub County due to the absence of a secondary school in the greater Buwabwala sub county.  

The school is expected to serve learners from Buwabwala, Mukoto, Teskululu sub counties and the upper part of Bupoto Sub County.     

The project, which was supposed to end this financial year, has since stalled because BAU Technical Services Limited abandoned the site shortly after signing the contract in July last year.  

The company has only cleared and leveled the ground at the construction site.  

Jonathan Namasa, the Programs Manager BAU Technical Services Limited, says they have failed to transport materials to the site because all bridges leading to the site were destroyed heavy rains. 

He says they are waiting for the district to repair the bridges and roads before they can transport material to the site and start work.

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Namasa says they will need more time to accomplish the works.   

However, Zilimenya Nsubuga, the Namisindwa District Chief Administrative Officer-CAO has given the contractor up to Friday to resume work.  

He says the work on the school project should resume immediately before another season of rain sets in.  

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Gregory Kutosi, the Mukoto Sub county LC III chairperson, says the completion of the school will benefit learners and save them the long distance they trek in search of secondary school education.  

He is optimistic that the contractor would work on the project and finish it in time.    

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Charles Noah Nashimolo, the Namisindwa District National Resistance Movement-NRM party chairperson, says they have registered very many school dropouts in the area because of the absence of a secondary school.    

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Yafesi Lwandenyi, the Mukoto Parish Priest in wants government to construct temporal structures as the new term begins for children joining secondary school to start studying as the construction work progresses.  

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