Government to Ban road reshaping contractor over untimely delivery

By Moses Kindandi
The Government has directed that the contractor currently working on municipality roads across the country be banned from getting any contracts  in Uganda until further notice.
Printh technical services was awarded a contract to re shape and building municipality roads in fourteen districts across the country under the Uganda support to municipal infrastructure development project.
The project is a World bank funded project  worth 150 million dollars for the first phase of 14 districts and the Bank says will only renew the loan for other districts if the initial project in the first 14 districts is successful.
The minister of state for urban development , Rosemary Najjemba Mbabali says the contractor was awarded a contract with conditions but has been slow in delivering the project.
Dr Isac Mutenyo the project coordinator of the project says they have cited delays in the biggest project in Mbale municipality which has led to several complaints from residents.
He says the contractor has been forced to change the design of the work after they realised that the project was having negative effects on the business community in Mbale municipality.
The said municipality roads include, Mbale, Moroto, Entebbe, Kabale, Fort Portal, Arua, Gulu, Lira, Soroti, Jinja, And Hoima among others.