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Bududa Leaders Bitter with Contractor Over Shoddy Work

In March 2019, Ministry of Health contracted Geomax Engineering Company to build a maternity ward, three stance pit latrine and placenta pit at the facility. The company was also expected to renovate the Outpatient Department-OPD.
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Bududa district authorities are bitter with Geomax Engineering Company for executing a shoddy job during the upgrade of Bubungi Health Centre II to a Health center III in Bunabutiti Sub County.

In March 2019, Ministry of Health contracted Geomax Engineering Company to build a maternity ward, three stance pit latrine and placenta pit at the facility.

The company was also expected to renovate the Outpatient Department-OPD. The Shillings 467 million, contract was expected to last for four months.

On Wednesday, district officials conducted a monitoring visit, which exposed shoddy works.  The leaders complained that the floors in the maternity ward are cracked.

They also claim that the roof leaks. They also accused the contractor of failing to complete the works within the specified time.

The work was expected to be completed by May 2019. Yonasan Bululu, the Bududa District LC Vice-Chairperson, says that the company has executed a shoddy job.

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George William Wopuwa, the Bududa Resident District Commissioner, says that they have summoned the contractor to explain the shoddy works.

He says the failure by the contractor to complete the facility in time is denying residents services. 

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Godfrey Nambale, the Assistant Bududa District Health Inspector, says they made several complaints to the contractors but he ignored their concern.  

Simon Peter Zanga, the project supervisor, says that 90 percent of the works are complete, saying they are only left with installing a medical sink in the maternity ward.

He blamed the delayed works on the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted their activities.  

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Issa Bukoma, the Bududa District Engineer has promised to take action against the company should the contractor fail to complete the works. .

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