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KCC returns sh6b to government

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th June 2010 03:00 AM

DESPITE the poor road conditions in Uganda’s capital, Kampala City Council (KCC) failed to utilise over sh6b for road construction in the last financial year.

DESPITE the poor road conditions in Uganda’s capital, Kampala City Council (KCC) failed to utilise over sh6b for road construction in the last financial year.

By Florence Nakaayi

DESPITE the poor road conditions in Uganda’s capital, Kampala City Council (KCC) failed to utilise over sh6b for road construction in the last financial year.

The money was part of the sh15b which KCC got from the Government under the National Road Fund.

During a press briefing on Thursday, mayor Nasser Sebaggala said failed projects included construction of Spring Road, Kisugu Health Centre and the Old Taxi Park.

Recently, city residents created a ‘fishing pond’ at the pothole on Spring Road, which heads to Sebaggala’s residence, in protest of its poor state.
The mayor instead blamed the city engineers, headed by Steven Kinyera, for reportedly neglecting their duties.

He said the engineers’ negligence had in turn tarnished his name, yet he has little influence over technical staff. The technical staff are headed by the town clerk, Ruth Kijjambu.

The Government budgeted sh100b for KCC for infrastructural development in the financial year 2010/11.

However, Sebaggala proposed the money be given to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) or Ministry of Work to take up the city works.

KCC returns sh6b to government

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