By Gideon Tumwijukye
Motaengil a Portuguese construction company working on the Ishaka-Katunguru road has blamed Uganda National Roads Authority for the delayed completion of the road.
Mota engil Construction Company started the road project in June 2017 under the supervision of UNRA and supposed to end in December 2018 but up to now it is not yet complete.
According to Luis Castelcheno the Motaengil Ishaka-Katunguru road project manager, the constraint was due to UNRA relocation of services and the poor design which delayed the work to start.
Addressing the press today in Rubirizi at Mashonga where their camp is, Castelcheno added that they were also prevented from working with in Queen Elizabeth national park by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).
After failing to meet the deadline date, UNRA extended the date to July 2019 which was also not met and the date was lifted to Nov 2019 but the company has still failed.
Castelcheno said they have completed almost 74% of the work noting that by March 2020 which UNRA has given them as deadline they will be through with the work.
He added that they are giving other services to the people especially in Rubirizi and Bushenyi districts like sensitization programs on HIV/AIDS with the help of local authorities.
When www.mknewslink.com reporter contacted the Mbarara regional manager Eng. Jacob to comment on the issue, he said that for him is in charge of completed and undone roads and referred him to UNRA PRO Mark Saali who refused to pick our repeated calls to give a comment.
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