By Naboth Isaac Niwagaba
Rubanda District Authorities have officially commenced the construction of a new Administration Office Block valued at Ugandan Shillings 100 million in Hamurwa Town Council.
The inauguration ceremony took place on Tuesday at the Hamurwa Town Council Headquarters, presided over by the Rubanda District Deputy RDC, Eric Ssewandigi, in the presence of Rubanda District LC.5 Chairman, Ampeire Stephen Kasyaba, and other key District Officials.
The Principal Assistant Town Clerk, Justus Ampeire, disclosed that the funding for the construction of the second floor of the Hamurwa T.C Block, amounting to Shs. 100 million, was successfully secured through lobbying efforts from the Central Government, spearheaded by Rubanda East Member of Parliament, Henry Musasizi Ariganyira, who also serves as the State Minister of Finance.
“In last year’s budget conference, we collectively decided to seek assistance from Minister Musasizi. He responded positively by advocating for the allocation of Shs. 100 million, and soon we will witness the completion of the entire block,” he stated.
Rubanda District Engineer, John Habimana, revealed that Rubanda General Contractors Limited is tasked with the construction works at Hamurwa Town Council. The construction scope includes framing, blockwork, ring beam, roofing, plastering, and the installation of doors and windows, with an expected completion time frame of four months.
Expressing confidence in the contractor, Rubanda District Chairman Kasyaba conveyed his optimism, emphasizing the need for Rubanda General Contractors Limited to uphold the trust placed in them, citing their ongoing construction of administration offices in the new Bubare Subcounty.
In her address, Hamurwa Female LC.5 Councilor Mary Bebwajuba extended gratitude to President Yoweri Museveni for appointing Rubanda East MP Henry Musasizi as the State Minister for Finance. She commended the legislator for effectively leveraging his position to secure funds, facilitating development projects throughout the District.
Meanwhile, Rubanda District Deputy RDC Eric Ssewandigi issued a stern warning to the contractor, emphasizing the importance of delivering quality work. He pledged to personally conduct routine monitoring and supervision at the construction site to ensure progress aligns with the bills of quantities.
Notable figures present at the ceremony included Rubanda DRDC Eric Ssewandigi, District Vice Chairperson Prossy Kesafari, Speaker of Council Mary Waguma, Hamurwa Town Council LC.5 Councilor Alex Kasajja, Hamurwa Town Subcounty Female LC.5 Councilor Mary Bebwajuba, Bubare Town Council LC.5 Councilor Obed Mutatiina Kitabutuka, Hamurwa Town Council Mayor Teddy Tumwesigye, among others.