Spot Checks find Defects in Mbarara USMID Project

By APN Reporter

Mbarara

A team of officials from anti-corruption agencies on Wednesday carried out on spot check on the roads constructed under the Uganda Support to Municipal infrastructural development program-USMID in Mbarara.

The roads included Buremba, Constantino Lobo and Akiiki Nyabong roads whose construction was handled by Abubakar technical services.

The visits are part of activities lined up to commemorate the anti-corruption week that was flagged off by the First Deputy Prime Minister, Ali Kirunda Kivejinja at the CHOGM gardens in Kampala on Tuesday this week.

The Anti Corruption Week is being held under the theme “Restoring Integrity in Public Service, Regaining Citizens trust in Anti-Corruption Fight.”

The inspection team that was led by Maxwell Ogentho, the Director of Public Affairs Office of the Auditor General and Polly Muhairwe, the Director of Regional Offices Inspectorate of Government was comprised of personnel from the Inspectorate of Government – IGG, office of the Auditor General, Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority and Police among others.

The officials tasked engineers to explain the reasons as to why poor quality material were used for making pavements and drainage covers resulting into cracks and other defects.

According to one of the officials on the inspection team,
Lydia Kwesiga the Design Regional manager for Public procurement and disposal of public Assets Authority in Western region of Uganda, the contractors had several defects to fix especially where poor quality materials were used to make the drainage channels and the cement mixing ratios.

Kwesiga revealed that the contractors Abubakar technical services should immediately work on the defects that were identified.

Mbarara Municipality mayor Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi told our reporter that the findings by the team of officials from anti corruption agencies are good for the municipality since the defects will be addressed.

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