Hoima district council has taken a tough stand against contractors that execute shoddy works on the district projects.
Shoddy works dominated the wrap up council sessioned convened on Friday at Rukurato hall in Hoima town and chaired by Speaker, Nathan Isingoma.
Councilors noted with concern the high rate of shoddy works on community projects such as roads, water sources, health centers and schools which they said affect the quality of service delivery.
In his report, Peter Ayesiga Ziwa, the chairman district Works committee explained that during the committee’s field inspection it was found out that many of the district projects were left incomplete while others were not up to the required standard.
Ayesiga cited uninstalled culverts on the Hohwa-Kyarushesha road in Kyangwali, the incomplete staff quarters at Kigorobya health center IV and the substandard works on the Munteme-Kajolya road in Kiziranfumbi, as some of the projects badly done by contractors.
The committee recommended that contractors should always be awarded contracts in their home villages for easy supervision and that no advance payments should be given to contractors.
The recommendations were unanimously upheld by the council members. Fred Kakoraki, the Hoima district vice chairman and secretary for works moved the motion to uphold the recommendations.
Kakoraki hailed the council’s move as an extra step in checking the rampant shoddy works in the district for better service delivery.
The vice chairman says some contractors have made it a habit to do shoddy works and later disappear. He says a requirement that every contractor operates in his home area, works better as it would be easy to truck them down.
None of the contractors was willing to talk to URN about this council’s move.