Bunyangabu district leaders blame contractors of government projects


Failure by some contractors to complete the government’s projects on time has affected service delivery in Bunyangabu district.

The district leaders allege that some contractors have developed a tendency of beginning work after being awarded a contract and later abandon it before it is completed hence affecting service delivery.

They, however, argue that some of the contractors resort to abandoning work because they secure multiple contracts that they cannot manage to implement concurrently.

In their departmental reports to the Commissioners from the Office of the President who are currently traversing the districts in the country to monitor and assess government programs and projects, the district leaders indicate that the failure by the contractors to complete the projects on time should be blamed for the service delivery gaps in the area.

Over the weekend, a team of Commissioners led by Dr. Sr. Mary Grace Akiror and Maj. Martha Asiimwe visited the district headquarters in Kibito Town Council to observe whether the district officials were implementing key government projects especially in the health, education, production and works sectors among others very well.

But the Bunyangabu District Health Officer, Dr. Richard Obet, indicated that the lack of staff houses and scarcity of water paralyze services across the district. Dr. Obet attributed the challenge to the contractors who abandon work before completion while others do substandard work.

In her remarks, the Bunyangabu District Woman Member of Parliament, Peace Mutuuzo, who doubles as the Minister of State for Gender, Labour and Social Development conquered with her fellow leaders and said most of the government’s projects come to a standstill due to reasons best known by the contractors while others do shoddy work at some government facilities because they secure multiple contracts from government. Mutuuzo stresses: ….

The District Chairperson, Mr. James Ategeka Mugarama, insisted that he would intensify the fight against corrupt contractors until service delivery is felt by the electorate.

Responding to the concerns, Maj. Martha Asiimwe implored the district leadership to join President Museveni’s fight against corrupt political and government leaders who swindle funds meant to benefit the local residents. 

About some contractors who abandon government projects before completion, Maj. Asiimwe assured the district leaders that the commission would ensure that the culprits are dealt with in accordance with the law.


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