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Kapelebyong to Spend UGX 1.2 Billion on District Headquarters :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kapelebyong to Spend UGX 1.2 Billion on District Headquarters

The structure, its foundation has already been laid in the first phase is expected to be complete in the next five years using funds from the Discretionary Development Equalization Grant- DDEG. The three storey building, if completed will host 67 offices including council hall.
First building of Kapelebyong DLG commissioned on Thursday.

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Kapelebyong District Local Government is constructing the district headquarters at 1.2 Billion Shillings.

The structure that is currently at the foundation level is expected to be completed in the next five years using funds from the Discretionary Development Equalization Grant- DDEG. The three-storied building, if completed will host 67 offices including a council hall.

Nasser Mukiibi, the Chief Administrative Officer of Kapelebyong says they resolved to embark on the building to save space for other developments at the district headquarters. He explains that the interim council agreed to construct only two buildings at the district headquarters.

The first building that comprises 18 offices was prioritized and commissioned on Thursday by the Director of Local Government Inspections, John Genda Walala.

Mukiibi says the commissioned building cost the district 363 Million Shillings while the foundation of the storied building has so far consumed more than 300 Million Shillings.

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Kapelebyong district was carved out of Amuria district in July 2018. It’s currently operating in the former Kapelebyong sub-county headquarters where there is inadequate space for the staff.

According to Mukiibi, they used the One Billion Shillings start-up fund from the central government to procure office equipment like furniture, computers and motor vehicles. He adds that part of the fund was also used to construct offices for Kapelebyong Sub County and town council.

Francis Akorikin, the District Chairperson of Kapelebyong says his administration will ensure that the storied building is completed by the end of his term of office. 

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The construction of Kapelebyong district headquarters comes after other districts in the Teso region have struggled with similar projects without much success.

Amuria district, which gave birth to Kapelebyong, is yet to complete its administration block started shortly after it acquired district status in 2005. Similarly, Soroti district is yet to complete ultra-modern administration block its foundation was laid down in 2002.