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Soroti Municipal Council Toughens on Dilapidated Buildings

More than 100 structures in the centre of the town are in a poor state and are at the verge of collapsing. Most of the structures have rusted iron sheets, cracked walls, filled up toilets and pit latrines.
Some of the old structures along Gweri road Soroti Main Street which are too old for business

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Soroti Municipal Council has threatened to close businesses housed in dilapidated commercial structures.

More than 100 structures in the centre of the town are in a poor state and are at the verge of collapsing. Most of the structures have rusted iron sheets, cracked walls, filled up toilets and pit latrines.

The structures were constructed in the 1960s and since then they had never been renovated.

Jackson Okello, a resident of Soroti town faults both the landlords and Soroti Municipal Authorities for doing nothing to develop the town.

“If your structure has become dangerous, the authorities should ask the owner to remove the danger, by either repairing, making safe, or by demolishing the building or structure so that the town remains shining,” Okello said.

Okello also says that the municipal authorities have failed to task landlords to renovate the structures.

Moses Otimong, the Town Clerk Soroti Municipality, says they plan to demolish the old structures. He also says that the Municipal Council has resolved that all the buildings along Gweri road whose leases have expired will not be renewed unless the owners turn them into storied houses. 

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