Pallisa district authorities will demolish dilapidated buildings in the town. The town clerk, Julius Epaju, on Friday told journalists that landlords had been given a 90-day notice to either renovate the building, or sell them to developers.
â€œIf landlords refuse to comply, we shall demolish the buildings and they will meet the costs. Dilapidated structures give a bad impression to visitors yet we are striving to attract investors to the district,â€ Epaju said.
He added the majority of the old building, were located at strategic entry routes to the town, ruining the image of the area.
â€œThe houses were built during the pre-independence era and have not been renovated since that time, â€ Epaju said.
â€œThese buildings have old iron sheet walls, while others have cracked walls. They can crumble in any time and harm the occupants. Besides, they pose a health risk to the people.â€
Epaju said a team of health personnel and engineers would identify structures that would be demolished and those for renovation.
He urged lock-up owners to give their shops a facelift.
Pallisa to raze old buildings