RUKUNGIRI RDC REFUSES TO COMMISSION SCHOOL BUILDINGS OVER SHODDY WORK
BY Nicholas Aharizira
The Rukungiri Resident District commissioner Steven Nsubuga Bewayo yesterday 12/08/22 refused to commission a project worth UGX 89M over shoddy work.
The project at Katungu Primary school located in Nyakabugo ward Buyanja subcounty constructed by TICOL Construction Company Ltd comprising 2 blocks each containing 2 classrooms and 2 pit latrines for both boys and girls, was to be commissioned yesterday but owing to defects, the RDC postponed the exercise until the contractor rectifies the defects
According to Annet Keneeza, the school head teacher, pupils especially those using new buildings suffer especially when it rains as the roof leaks
Other defects included cracks on building floors, and poorly constructed places of inconvenience where urine cannot get into latrine but meanders outside, putting the lives of pupils at risk of infections.
Agaba Emmy Rubondo, the Buyanja sub county LC 3 Chairperson blamed the shoddy work on insufficient supervision and called authorities to always employ people from the locality.
Geoffrey Kyomukama, the LC5 chairperson for Rukungiri district, said leaders will ensure that the defects are corrected.
Eng. Julius Bagira, the district Engineer said that the contractor will not be fully paid the outstanding balance on the works if defects are not corrected
The function was also attended by Christopher Wachaya, the rukungiri DISO, and James Turyamubona, the Rukungiri district speaker.