Lira RCC warns contractors on shs35b infrastructure project


Lira RCC Egole Lawrence on Wednesday before closing the meeting. Courtesy photo.

Lira – 4, August 2021: On Wednesday 4, August 2021, Lira City Council authorities held an onsite meeting with both the consultants (Hersan Consults Ltd and Segamu 14 Consults Ltd) and contractor (Al-Nuaimi Group & Abubakar Tech. Services).

The meeting was to finalize the roll-out of construction works for selected infrastructure projects in Lira city.

The works are expected to commence mid August this year.

Some of the roads to be worked on under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructures Development (USMID) include Obangakene, Noteber, Olwol, Uhuru and boundary road.

Other facilities to be worked on are Coronation Park and children’s park, respectively.

The Lira Resident City Commissioner (RCC), Lawrence Egole who closed the meeting, cautioned the contractor. He urged them to deliver only quality works to Lira city.

“Shoddy work won’t be tolerated under my direct watch,” he told them.

The funding agency is the government of Uganda and the World Bank.

Paul Eseru is the Deputy RCC Lira. He tells TND News Wednesday evening that the project will last 15 months.

Completion of Coronation Park; compromising of the office building, restaurant, multipurpose hall, amphitheater, children’s playground, sitting area, pedestrian pathway, parking and greening the environment around is part of the contract.

The total cost for the above project is 35,040,822,667 (Thirty five billion forty million eight hundred and twenty two thousand six hundred and sixty seven shilling only).

Senior officials who attended the event included Edward Kiwanuka, Lira City Clerk, Patrick Ogweng, Deputy City Clerk; Major Osbert Okello, City Internal Security Officer, Moris Chris Ongom, the President of the City Development Forum, Rebecca Achen, Deputy Mayor,  among others.
Lira city leaders and other invited guests later. Courtesy photo.

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