Kasese Municipal Deputy Town Clerk, Zedekia Kambasu Kayiri in an interview on Tuesday says that 11.9 billion shillings will be used for infrastructure development while 296 million shillings will be used for capacity building.
Kasese Municipal Council has received more than 12 billion
shillings for infrastructure development and institutional strengthening under
the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID programme.
USMID is a multi-billion World Bank-funded project that government
has implemented since 2013 to expand urban infrastructure and enhance capacity
of municipal local governments to generate own revenues, improve urban
planning, strengthen financial management, procurement and environmental and
Initially, 14 municipalities were beneficiaries to this programme.
However, an additional eight municipalities including Kasese, Mubende, Kitgum
and Kamuli were added on the list of benefiting towns bringing the number to
Kasese Municipal Deputy Town Clerk, Zedekia Kambasu Kayiri in an
interview on Tuesday says that 11.9 billion shillings will be used for
infrastructure development while 296 million shillings will be used for capacity
According to Kayiiri, phase one funds will be used to develop
infrastructure especially roads and streets within the central business area of
the town including Rwenzori Road, Margherita, Stanley, Alexander and Mukirania
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Kayiiri, however, says that the designs for the infrastructure projects are
still being handled by Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. He
revealed that construction will commence around December after the designs have
been approved by the ministry.
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The Deputy town clerk said the funds will help the Municipal
Council in fulfilling its mission and vision of having a clean, green, poverty-free
and a well-planned town in Western Uganda.
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Other municipalities benefitting from the USD 350 Million project effective
this financial year are Lugazi, Apac, Ntungamo and Busia.