Resident District Commissioner-RDC, Catherine Kamwine has raised a red flag
over the shoddy construction of water dams in the district.
She raised her concerns during
her visit to Kiteredde village water dam
construction site in Mpumudde Sub County on Monday.
that she was surprised by the substandard works yet the district allocated huge
sums of money for the construction works.
that the dam is too small, so shallow and can only hold a few liters of water,
which can’t serve the entire village.
Lyantonde district allocated at
least Shillings 51 million for each of the two
dams scheduled for construction this year.
The other dam
is scheduled for construction in Lyakajjula Sub County.
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Kamwine says that she has instructed the
district engineer to ensure that all the required material is delivered before
she launches the construction of Lyakajjula dam.
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Residents say they were excited
about the news of the construction of a dam in their area, but they are no
worried that the problem of water scarcity may
not end because of the shoddy works.
a resident faults the contractor for drilling a very shallow channel yet the
dam is supposed to serve over 4 villages given the fact that the entire Mpummude
Sub County is stuck with the challenge of water scarcity.
He says they
have fears that the dam will not help because it is too small and asks the
district to ask the contractor to repeat the works.
another resident of Kiteredde village, says they currently trek long distances
to access water for domestic use and their animals because their area is affected
by water scarcity.
He says they were hopeful that the new dam would help them during
the dry spell.
connivance between district authorities and contractor to mismanage funds meant
for the construction of the dam, saying they are not ready to suffer the
consequences of shoddy works.
threatened to mobilise other residents to protest the shoddy works. The Lyantonde
District Engineer, Francis Kiwanuka has instructed the contractor to redo the
work or else they will not receive payment.