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Contractor on the Spot over Shoddy Work

Early this year, Kabale District Council approved the elevation of Kasheregyenyi Health Centre II to the level of Health Centre III to improve health services in the area.
15 May 2019 16:23
Rugaaju pointing at one of the cracks polished with black oil

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Riky Building Materials Limited, a construction company that was contracted to construct Kasheregyenyi Health Centre III in Kamuganguzi Sub County in Kabale district is on spot over shoddy work.

Early this year, Kabale District Council approved the elevation of Kasheregyenyi Health Centre II to the level of Health Centre III to improve health services in the area.

The district also secured 500 million shillings from the government to construct a structure where the Health Centre III will operate from. 

According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the contractor is expected to have completed works by June 31, 2019.

However, part of the building collapsed as works approached the window stage.

Julius Barusya, the district councillor representing Kamuganguzi Sub County says that although the contractor repaired the building it has developed fresh cracks.

Barusya also accuses the contractor of failure to add concrete in the foundation as well as using poor quality bricks.

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Johnson Baguma, the Kabale District Secretary for Health, Education and Community Based Services says that it is unfortunate that the contractor is misusing the money injected by the government to improve health service.

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Gad Rugaaju Ahimbisibwe, the Kabale Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that workers smeared the foundation and part of the structure with black oil to hide cracks. Rugaaju says that he has already halted construction works and summoned the contractor, District engineer and district health leaders to his office to talk about the matter. 

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Emmanuel Tukamushaba, the Manager of Riky Building Materials Limited, however, refutes claims of shoddy work. Tukamushaba says that they destroyed part of the building to rectify the design error. 

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