Officials who are constructing Hoima international airport paid a courtesy visit to Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom to update the institution on the progress of their work.
The SBC public relations officer Amos Muriisa and the SBC Uganda environmental and social action manager Anurag Kalvanguta paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom at his office this week.
According to SBC Uganda officials, local content for Bunyoro in terms of people employed at the project stands at 31 percent.
They reported that the civil works for the airport stand at 21 percent. The officials pledged commitment to prioritize environmental conservation, health and safety during their Operations.
The Prime Minister Rt Hon Andrew Byakutaga thanked SBC officials for the work so far done and urged them to increase on the recruitment of locals.
He emphasized the importance of preserving cultural sites in the area and enrolling more workers and businesses who are directly benefiting from the project.
He urged SBC officials to always report to the Kingdom whenever they discover tools and artifacts that are of historical and cultural significance.
SBC officials pledged regular updates to BKK and other stakeholders. SBC said the company has a very strict employment policy and a grievance handling mechanism.
They denied accusations that employees from Bunyoro are being segregated. They also noted that there have been skills gaps especially with people employed from this region.