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KCC stops nine building developers

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th March 2009 03:00 AM

KAMPALA City Council has suspended construction works for nine building sites pending their evaluation. The suspension followed the recent spate of accidents at building sites in the city, in which over 10 people have died and several others injured.

KAMPALA City Council has suspended construction works for nine building sites pending their evaluation. The suspension followed the recent spate of accidents at building sites in the city, in which over 10 people have died and several others injured.

By Florence Nakaayi

KAMPALA City Council has suspended construction works for nine building sites pending their evaluation.

In the communication from the acting chief planner, Peter Katebalirwe, developers were advised to submit details of the on-going works before they could continue.

The suspension followed the recent spate of accidents at building sites in the city, in which over 10 people have died and several others injured.

Documents to be submitted include information on the project manager, a site health and safety officer, agreement executed with the appointed contractor and registered engineers.

Others are the environmental impact assessment on the nature of the works, a safety, health and environment plan, insurance cover for workers, detailed site and soil investigations.

Also to be submitted are the structural design backed and based on geo-technical investigations.
“This is, therefore, to rescind the permit granted for works at the above site until council is furnished with all the above information,” Katebalirwe said in a March 3 letter to each of the developers.

The affected sites include Plot 5 on Wilson Road owned by Rafiki Trading Company, Plot 70, 72-74 Nakivubo Road, Plot 7A Coronation Avenue, owned by Al-malik Brothers Motor, plot 46-49 Kawempe owned by Industrial Steel Masters and Coil Lndustries in Industrial Area.

Also affected is a site owned by Makerere College School and another by the Lohana Community in Kampala.

In a related developement, the city council suspended construction works on Market Street and two other plots on Nakivubo Road and Johnson Street, accusing developers of contravening the building regulations.

KCC said the developers contravened the regulations when they failed to provide protective wear to their workers and used poor methods of mixing concrete.

KCC stops nine building developers

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