By George Busiinge
The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have expressed dismay over the delayed completion of Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) projects in Hoima municipality.
The World Bank funded projects, which focuses at expansion and improving the potholed roads in Hoima town, street lighting and beautification of the town, started in February 2015 on a one year contract, but since then work has never been completed. Plinth Technical Services was contracted for the works.
The initial contract expired in February 2016. However, the contractor failed to beat the deadline and asked for an extension which was granted up to August 2016 but up to date work is still incomplete.
The law makers led by committee chairman Regan Okumu, inspected the project works but they were shocked by the shoddy and delayed works. Okumu expressed worry that the remaining funds may not be enough for the remaining works.
However, Peter Matsiko the Hoima Municipal town clerk, says plans are underway to find another contractor to complete the works.