Construction of the proposed cultural village by Kabale municipality is yet to kick off three years after the project was launched.
The construction work was flagged by the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and Bank of Uganda Governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile in 2016 along Babukiika road in Central Division.
The proposed cultural village is aimed at promoting and boasting urban tourism in Kigezi region. According to the plan, the cultural village is expected to host a mini public library, restaurant for traditional foods, theater, craft shop, museum and stalls for the display of the traditional Kikiga and Kinyarwanda tools among others.
However, the construction work has stalled since the project was launched. An employee at Kabale Municipality told URN on condition of anonymity that the construction work hit a snag due to lack of funds.
At least Shillings 500 million is required to finance the construction. Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha, the Mayor Kabale Municipality admits the delayed construction of the cultural village.
He however, explains that after launching the project, they opted to secure a beautification master plan from government to help them beautify the town.
Byamugisha is optimistic that the construction work for the cultural village will kick off in a few months to come.