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Nabakooba Summons Dott Services over Slow Works on Mbale USMID Roads

The minister’s visit to Mbale City follows public outcry especially from vendors who said that the slow progress of works on Cathedral and Naboa roads has made the roads impassable due to flooding caused by the ongoing rains.
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The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Judith Nabakooba has summoned Mbale City authorities and Dott services over the slow road works under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) roads in Mbale City.   

Mbale City is implementing the second phase of the Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructural Development-USMID project. The contract was awarded to Dott Services and the works are expected to end by February next year.

The minister’s visit to Mbale City follows public outcry especially from vendors who said that the slow progress of works on Cathedral and Naboa roads has made the roads impassable due to flooding caused by the ongoing rains. 

Nabakooba said that the city officials from Mbale City Council, Dott Services, and USMID coordinators should meet her in Kampala next week to discuss the matter. 

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The Mayor Industrial City Division, Masaaba Muhamood Mutenyo claimed that Dott services have such a bad record in road construction and they wonder how it has been awarded all the contracts for the construction of roads in Mbale city.     

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Mbale central market chairperson, Ayubu Madoi appealed to the minister to task the contractor to prioritize completion of  Naboa and Cathedral Avenue roads since business along the market street has been on a standstill for over five months.   

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Mario Christobal, the Project Manager Dott Services,  says that the works are ongoing except for a few challenges like the rains. He however says that the road will be completed in the stipulated time.

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