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RDC Finally Okays Construction of UGX 35M Sub County Administration Block

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Worse still, the builders declined to give particulars of their bosses to the local authorities. Tumusiime rushed to the construction work and halted the works since the contractor was not known to the area leaders and district officials and questions about the manner, in which the contract was awarded.
The construction site of the Administration block where the RDC halted the works.
Construction of the Shillings 35million Kizirafumbi sub-county administration block has finally commenced after being cleared by Kikuube Resident District Commissioner, Amlan Tumusiime. The RDC halted the construction on June 13, 2022, after receiving a report from a whistleblower citing the illegal award of the contract.

It came after a group of builders embarked on the construction works without the consent of the parish chief, the chief administrative officer, the LC3 Chairperson, and other district officials. The builders didn't present the contract award documents and only presented handwritten Bills of quantities-BOQ yet the document is supposed to be typed and displayed. 

Worse still, the builders declined to give particulars of their bosses to the local authorities. Tumusiime rushed to the construction work and halted the works since the contractor was not known to the area leaders and district officials and questions about the manner, in which the contract was awarded.

Now in an interview with URN on Wednesday, Tumusiime said that the district was compelled to look for a genuine contractor to undertake the construction works. He says that Bunyoro United technical services construction company limited has since been contracted to carry on with the works.

He decried the rampant corruption among Kikuube officials, which he says is affecting service delivery to the locals. He, however, says that he will not tolerate the vice and rallies the residents to join him in the fight against graft in the area. 

Sadrack Muhumuza, the Kiziranfumbi sub-county LC 3 Chairperson is happy now that a competent contractor has been identified to undertake the works. Peter Banura, the Kikuube LC 5 Chairperson, says that when the anomalies were identified, they sat as district leaders and resolved to get another contractor who has since commenced the construction works. 

This comes amidst ongoing investigations against several government officials and politicians in Kikuube for alleged extortion and corruption during staff recruitment and contract awards.  Last month, a section of councilors tabled a motion to censure three members of the District Executive Committee-DEC for alleged corruption, extortion, and forgery.     

The District Production and natural resources secretary, Ruth Kobusinge tabled the motion for the censure of Vincent Alpha Opio, the LC V Vice-Chairperson, Everce Munguriek, the Secretary for works, and Nicholas Kiiza. She accused the trio of collecting money from applicants for various jobs in the district. Kobusinge claimed that they had received several complaints from the public pinning the trio, a charge the officials denied.

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