The Chinese Company was contracted by the government to construct the Masindi-Biiso 54km, Hohwa-Nyairongo-Kyarushesha-Butole 25km and Kabaale-Kiziranfumbi 25.7km in Hoima, Buliisa Masindi and Kikuube districts.
The China Railway Seventh Group Company limited which is
undertaking major construction works in the Albertine Graben is losing 162 Million
Shillings per month due to fuel theft.
The firm was contracted by the government to construct the Masindi-Biiso 54km,
Hohwa-Nyairongo-Kyarushesha-Butole 25km and Kabaale-Kiziranfumbi 25.7km in
Hoima, Buliisa Masindi and Kikuube districts. The roads all together are
However, the company is crying foul following increased theft of
fuel from the company trucks.
Ambrose Twiine, the Public Relations Officer at China Railway Seventh Group
Company limited says that the company loses more than 100 Million Shillings every
month to fuel thieves.
He says many unscrupulous individuals are conniving with truck drivers to
siphon fuel from trucks.
According to Twiine says that fuel theft from their trucks is
affecting the progress of the project.
Amlan Tumusiime, the Resident District Commissioner, Kikuube says theft
of other construction materials that include Cement and iron bars is also rampant.
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Theft of fuel on major road construction projects and other
critical projects in the Albertine Graben is rampant.
On April 13, 2021, police in Buliisa arrested three people for
allegedly stealing fuel from trucks belonging to China Chongqing International
Construction Company Limited- CICO. The company was contracted to work on the
Hoima –Butiaba- Wanseko road.
The suspects identified as Charles Katwkwa 35, Jesero Wandera
36 and Abdallah Kusiima 19 were arrested in Buliisa town Council after
they connived with CICO truck drivers and siphoned fuel from the trucks.
In April 2018, detectives recovered 2,000 litres of diesel that
had been stolen from the Hoima International Airport construction site in
Kabaale village, Kabaale Parish, Kabaale Sub County in Hoima district and
arrested nine people for allegedly siphoning fuel from company vehicles.
The suspects were using a pick-up truck to transport the siphoned fuel to