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Kitooro Taxi Park Contractor Ordered to Correct Defects

Minister Kania is optimistic that the ongoing projects like the 2 kms Kampala Road, Lugard Avenue (0.123 kms), Auxillary Lane(0.387 kms) and 0.13 kms Market Street and the newly commissioned projects will be completed without major defects.
08 Aug 2022 12:08
Kitooro Taxi Park under construction

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The Minister of State for Urban Development, Mario Obiga Kania  and Entebbe Town Clerk Charles Magumba have ordered Scaffold Engineering and Constructions Limited to correct defects in Kitooro Taxi Park.

They made the order after commissioning the second phase of constructing the Kitooro Taxi Park  and construction of four road projects totaling two kilometres under the second phase of the  Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Programme-USMID. The five projects will cost a total of  44.8 billion shillings and will be constructed by three companies including Scaffold Engineering and Constructions Limited, China Railway No.3 Engineering Group Co.Ltd and Armpasss Technical Services Ltd.

Magumba says Scaffold Engineering and Construction Limited must correct the various defects identified  in the first phase, which include cracks on walls and floors. In May,  former Minister of State for Economic Monitoring Peter Ogwang made an impromptu visit to Kitooro Taxi Park and was disatisfied and angry that some buildings had developed cracks even before it was open for use. The first phase of the project cost 8.6 billion shillings and it was constructed by Scaffold Engineering and Construction Limited.

The same company has been contracted to carryout the second phase of the project at a cost of  2.8 billion shillings.

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The chairman of Kitooro Taxi Park Traders Association Levi Wandera Mangeni asked the municipal council should ensure all the 138 vendors originally operating in the park get spaces. 

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In 2019, the government approved a World Bank loan of 360 Million US Dollars for the second phase of USMID. This phase will facilitate infrastructure development projects in 18 municipalities including Entebbe and four refugee hosting districts.  

Minister Kania is optimistic that the ongoing USMID projects like the 2 kilometre Kampala Road, Lugard Avenue (0.123 kilometres), Auxillary Lane(0.387 kilometres) and 0.13 kilometre  Market Street and the newly commissioned projects will be completed without major defects and will be of quality.

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Local leaders  led by Angella Byamugisha, the Chairperson of Kitooro Central Village, Richard Ssekyondo the Division A Chairperson and Jane Scholastica Najjemba Baguma lauded the government for considering Entebbe Municipality in the USMID programme. Ssekyondo and Najjemba however urge government to support the municipality to tarmac the rest of the road network since less than 9 percent of the roads are tarmacked.

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