Contractor abandons Kebisoni Seed Secondary School over exorbitant URA deductions


RUKUNGIRI – Following the delayed completion of Kebisoni seed school in Kebisoni sub county, the Rukungiri district leaders have revealed that they have already petitioned the Ministry of education and sports and Ministry of finance informing them on how the contractor abandoned the site without completing all the necessary requirements as it was agreed in the contract.

This was revealed by the Rukungiri district Chief Administrative Officer Hajji Masokoyi Swalik Wasswa while addressing the district council that took place at the district headquarters.

Masokoyi noted that they have also petitioned the attorney general to officially have the MUPA contractors ltd contract terminated for bleaching the contract before completion of agreed terms.

The school construction started in 2018 and was supposed to be completed in 2020 but due to covid-19, the company was given a one-year contract extension but up to now, the school is incomplete. Some of the abandoned structures include construction of a school playground and procuring the school furniture.

The MUPA technical services bosses told our reporter that Uganda Revenue Authority charged them exorbitant sums of money in form of taxes which annoyed them to an extent of dumping the contract.

Winnie Nahurira, the Kebisoni sub county and town council woman district councilor said parents are eagerly waiting for the completion of their school since they are asking her when the school shall start.

Geoffrey Kyomukama the district Chairperson noted that district officials including the Resident District Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer, they are going to Kampala in Ministry of Education and that of Finance to see how best the government can usher in a hand to have the school can be completed so that it can start functioning early next year.

 In July, the Ministry of Education and Sports ordered the cancellation of contracts and recovery of funds advanced to contractors who had delayed completion of seed schools funded by the World Bank in the financial year 2018/19 under the Uganda Inter-Governmental Fiscal Transfers-UgIFT program.