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Construction of Amolatar District Headquarters Stalls Over Lack of Funds

Daniel Ekilu, the Chief Administrative Officer Amolatar District says the construction stalled due to lack of money.
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Construction work of Amolatar District headquarters has stalled due to a lack of funds.

In 2006, President Museveni pledged 2 Billion Shillings towards the construction of the administration block. However, almost a decade later, only 200 Million Shillings was given to the district. 

The construction of the two-storied building was then commissioned in 2020 and the contract was awarded to Bigon Enterprise Limited who started the foundation of the building at 192 Million Shillings.

Construction has since stalled and the contractor has abandoned the site.

Daniel Ekilu, the Chief Administrative Officer Amolatar District says the construction stalled due to lack of money.

“It has stalled because there is no money so we are waiting, if the money comes we shall proceed from there but if it doesn’t come it will stay where it is as we continue to look for resources,” Ekilu said. 

Geoffrey Ocen, the Amolatar LCV Chairperson says that they are struggling with office space.

He adds that the construction of the headquarters was not allocated funds in this financial year.

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Ocen is, however, hopeful that when the presidential pledge is fulfilled, the construction will commence.

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During her visit to the district, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja advised the district officials to write to her office for a follow-up.

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Amolatar District was formed in 2005 when it was carved out of Lira District.    

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