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Jinja Councillors Approve Architectural Designs for District Headquarters

Titus Kisambira, the Jinja LCV Chairperson says that construction of the district headquarters has been delayed due to lack of architectural designs.
Proposed architectural design for the construction of Jinja district headquarters.
Jinja District councillors have approved the architectural designs for the proposed district headquarters.  The architectural design cost 400 million Shillings.

Titus Kisambira, the Jinja LCV Chairperson says that construction of the district headquarters has been delayed due to lack of architectural designs.

“We received funds for the construction of our district headquarters early last year, but due to lack of structural designs, the whole process has been delayed,” he says.

Kisambira stresses that the current structures hosting the district administrative block are dilapidated with leaking roofs and not suitable for their everyday activities. 

He adds that “Jinja has been confirmed among the new cities, and only six sub-counties will be catered for in this development, therefore, we can’t continue hosting our headquarters within the city centre, but rather, in one of the sub-counties outside the demarcated city area,” he says.

The Chief Administrative Officer, William Kanyesigye says that construction of the 4 billion shillings headquarters will commence towards the end of the year, and preparations are underway to invite bids from different contractors.

At the beginning of the month, Kisambira displayed to councillors the architectural designs of the new district headquarters. 

However, the councillors rejected the designs on grounds that they had not been approved by the council and that they had resolved to come up with three architectural designs from which they would select one for approval.

They also said that the designs were supposed to be approved by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and urban development for final endorsement which was not done.