Kabale municipal Mayor Elias Sentaro Byamugisha has threatened to terminate the contract of Multiplex Construction Company Limited due to the slow pace of road works in the municipality.
Byamugisha explains that In 2021, Multiplex Construction Company Limited won a contract worth Shillings 21.7billion to tarmac the 0.76 kilometers (KM) 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 but there is slow progress on the works
Byamugisha told our reporter that he has written to the speaker of the parliament of Uganda to intervene and terminate the contract awarded to Multiplex Construction Company Limited as the company is not able to complete the works in time.
According to Byamugisha, the contractor was supposed to have completed the said road works in May 2022 and they extended the contract to September 2022 but he is shocked that the progress of the works so far stands under 15%
This is not the first time The company is accused of being sluggish.
In August 2021, the Lands Ministry, which is behind the USMID project summoned the company to explain the slow pace of USMID Roadworks.
The Local Government State Minister, Victoria Rusoke Busingye called for a total ban on Multiplex Construction Company Limited from implementing Local government projects across the country citing irresponsibility.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni pledged the construction of Rushoroza road during his presidential campaign in 2010 while Bwankosa and Bushekwire roads have been in a sorry state with deep potholes, which collect stagnant water whenever it rains.