KANUNGU AUTHORITIES TO TERMINATE CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NTUNGAMO H/C III AFTER CONTRACTOR ABANDONS SITE
By Ambrose Kweronda
Authorities in Kanungu district have resolved to terminate a contract earlier given to Kaleta Construction Company to construct a structure at Ntungamo health Centre III.
Leaders that included Kinkizi West MP James Kaberuka, Kanungu District Chairperson Eng. Sam Kajojo and the RDC Hajji Shafiq Sekandi Sengooba were yesterday shocked to discover that the site had been abandoned; no materials neither workers were present and entirely no activity was going on at site for Ntugamo health Centre III.
The district leaders paid an impromptu visit to the site to follow up on orders issued last month to the contractor, Kaleta Construction Company, to demolish a structure that was already at the beam level because of shoddy work he had produced.
The district chairperson Eng. Sam Kajojo said that the contract should be terminated so that another competent company can take over to complete the work.
The RDC Hajji Shafiq Sekandi Sengooba said the district is going to begin the process of terminating the current contract since the contractor has abandoned the site yet locals are waiting to use their health unit.
He also added that the contractor will be forced to refund the money advanced by the district because there is no work done.
The Kinkizi west legislator Hon. James Ruugi Kaberuka said he sensed the lack of seriousness of the contractor on the groundbreaking function when the company owner failed to show up.
He further urged the government to change its policy of advancing funds to contractors but rather pay on presentation of certificates of completion by the contractors
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