KABALE AUTHORITIES PETITION PARLIAMENT OVER SLUGGISH ROADWORKS
By Byamukama Libino
Authorities in Kabale Municipality have petitioned parliament to intervene and investigate or terminate Multiplex Construction Company Limited, a company contracted to upgrade three roads in Kabale municipality for failure to execute the project.
In May 2021, the company contracted tarmacking of 0.76 kilometers-Bwankosa road that connects Nyerere Avenue and Kabale shopping center commonly known as Ki-college, 0.34KM Bushekwire road that connects Kabale shopping center to Kabale main road in Central division and 2.49KM road that connects the Kabale Diocesan Headquarters to Katuna-Kabale-Mbarara High way, all valued 21.7 Billion shillings. The construction at Rushoroza road was abandoned and they are currently at Bwankosya road.
However, in a petition by the municipal authorities that was presented to the speaker by the Kabale municipality Member of parliament indicates that the Multiplex limited and Ditico international trade contracting joint venture secured an advance of 4.334 billion shillings to guarantee proper performance of the obligations and the contract date expired on 18th march 2022 yet to date, the contractor has executed 10 percent of value works of the contract.
Addressing apress conference on Friday at Capricon Hotel, the Kabale Municipality Member of Parliament Dr. Nicholas Thaddeus Kamara said that they want the government to intervene and investigate the conduct of business in this project before it’s too late and efforts be made to save the taxpayers money.
The Deputy Speaker of parliament Hon Thomas Tayebwa said that he has already written to the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to investigate and report back within two weeks, in accordance with rule 30 (6) of the Rules of parliament of Uganda.