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Proposed Expansion of Lira Coronation Park Hangs in Balance

According to Ahabwe, they had proposed to construct a storied structure and stage in the park. He however, says they can’t execute their plans until Saving Grace, a private business company that was contracted to manage the park for a year at Shillings 5 million each month leaves the park. Ahabwe says the money is meant to finance construction of a one storied structure, public Stage at the public space.

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The proposed expansion of the Coronation Park in Lira municipality hangs in balance.  

Recently, Lira municipality received Shillings 1 billion from the World Bank under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID).   

The acting Lira Town Clerk, Samuel Ahabwe, says part of the money was meant to fund the expansion of Coronation Park, a public space in the town. 

According to Ahabwe, they had proposed to construct a storied structure and stage in the park. 

He however, says they can’t execute their plans until Saving Grace, a private business company that was contracted to manage the park for a year at Shillings 5 million each month leaves the park.  

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    He says their pleas to Saving Grace Company to vacate the park haven’t yielded results.

 

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Sam Brunos Aliga, the Spokesperson Saving Grace Limited faults Lira municipality for being adamant to heed to their terms and conditions before they can vacate the park. Aliga says they have been negotiating with Lira Municipal Council to be conscious of their contract of occupancy.   

  

  A section of Lira municipal councilors have since challenged the award of the park management to Saving Grace Limited. 

A group of Lira municipal officials including the former Town Clerk, Assy Abireebe, Deputy Town Clerk, Patrick Ogweng and Mayor Mike Ogwang Olwa among others are standing trial in the Anti-Corruption Court for flouting the PPDA act in relation to the coronation park contract.

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