By Aggrey Twesigye
Mbarara district leaders have tasked Government to expedite the process of allocating shs.2.5 billion for construction of Administration Block at Bwizibwera, about 35 kilometers from the city.
After the elevation of Mbarara municipality to city status, the district resolved to relocate to Bwizibwera-Rutooma Town council at the former Kashari county Headquarters.
Currently, the Mbarara district Administration is operating from Kamukuzi in Mbarara city North division.
Addressing journalists in Bwizibwera-Rutooma Town Council on Thursday, Mbarara district chairperson Didas Tabaro sai d that the delay to shift the Administration is caused by lack of money to facilitate the process.
He explained that the central government has not released its portion of the startup funds for each of the 10 Districts that were affected by the creation of cities.
According to Tabaro, the district has shifted some departments and offices including the office of the district chairperson to the new proposed site where they agreed to construct the new administration block. Among the shifted departments include; education because it remains the most sensitive after community based office.
Patrick Tumuhiimbise the mayor Bwizibwera-Rutooma Town Council said the delay to shift the offices has affected service delivery contrary to the intention of creating new administrative units.