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Residents Demand Involvement In Supervisory Role to Avoid Shoddy Works

Richard Kalya, a resident of Karugutu town council, says five poorly built boreholes were recently handed over to the district after completion. Kalya explains that the contractors do shoddy work because they know nobody will question its quality, which has contributed to wastage of resources in the district.

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Ntoroko residents are demanding for more involvement in the supervision of district projects to avoid shoddy works.  Residents criticize the district leadership for failing to take a tough stand against contractors found guilty of executing shoddy work.

 

They note with concern the high rate of shoddy work on community projects such as roads, water sources, health centers and schools, which they say affects the quality of service delivery. 

In most areas, contractors, who have been hired, complete the projects without any supervision by the local leaders, giving room to the contractors to do substandard work. Some of the projects collapse two months after completion.

Moses Muhenda, a resident of Karugutu Sub County, says that they have discovered that many of the district projects in their area are never completed while others are not up to the required standard. Muhenda cites uninstalled culverts on the roads in Nyahuka town council.

 

He says the roads started becoming impassable, five months after completion. Geoffrey Ayebare, another resident says increasing the involvement of residents in the routine supervisory of the projects will limit shoddy work.

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Richard Kalya, a resident of Karugutu town council, says five poorly built boreholes were recently handed over to the district after completion. Kalya explains that the contractors do shoddy work because they know nobody will question its quality, which has contributed to wastage of resources in the district.

 

He cites Kagembe Primary school that was poorly constructed but the contractors were not reprimanded for over a year. Francis Rujumba, the Ntoroko District Works Committee Chairperson, says the residents are free to supervise on-going works. 

He however says that some residents disrupt the contractors and accuse them of doing shoddy work, even before construction works are completed. Records from the District Public Accounts Committee show that Ntoroko has lost more than Shillings 450 Million in shoddy works.

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