India’s High Commissioner to Uganda, Shri Ravi Shankar has attributed
delays to construct the Mahtma Gandhi heritage centre to lack of cooperation
from Jinja Municipal council authorities.
Construction of the memorial centre at the source of river Nile was pledged by
India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his visit in Uganda last year.
Speaking at a function Shankar commemorating the 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s
birthday on Wednesday at the source of the Nile in Jinja district, Shankar says
that, they have addressed municipal authorities with letters demanding a meeting
to discuss their views on the project but there has not been any response.
He further says that the structural designs are ready, but, the
municipality has failed to allocate them with the five hectares of land.
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Shankar further warns that failure to ensure a good working relationship
between the India High Commissioner and the authorities may kill the whole
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Medias Asiimwe, the Jinja Municipality Deputy Mayor, says the
municipal council’s executive committee had issued ultimatum to the encroachers
at the source Nile to vacate the land.