Kikuube district local government leaders have broken ground for the construction of an administration block expected to cost billions.
On completion, the building is expected to save the district from the challenge of renting offices for its workers.
Kikuube district engineer Emma Arinaitwe said the six-month project is funded by the World Bank under the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP), through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
Arinaitwe said the three-storeyed administration block on 10 acres at Kisambo village, Kiziranfubi sub-county is going to be constructed in phases and that sh2.26 billion will be used to construct the ground floor.
He added that under this project, the administration block will have 20 offices, a perimeter wall and a parking area, among other structures.
Speaking during the commissioning of the project on Tuesday, Kikuube chairperson Peter Banura expressed excitement about the project adding that once completed, it will address the challenge of the office space they have been facing.
Banura added that the district has been paying sh6 million per quarter for office renting since 2017 when the district started its operations. The new development, according to Banura, is going to help the district to save this money for other developments.
Buhaguzi East Member of Parliament Steven Asera Itaza was optimistic that the construction of the offices is going to foster development and service delivery.
Kikuube district deputy Resident District Commissioner Peter Bisoborwa commanded the Government for the project and warned the contractor against shoddy work.
Christine Najjuma Sebyala, the Managing director of CMD investment Ltd, which is contracted to undertake the project, said they have started the project with the grading of the site of the project and that area residents have been prioritised for the jobs.
Source: New Vision