The construction of the long awaited Ibanda -Kamwenge road has been halted following the disappearance of circuit board computers from major road equipments.
Roadworks along the Ibanda -Kamwenge road have stalled following the disappearance of circuit board computers from major road equipments. The boards are vital components that help in the supply of power to any part of the grader, to enable it move.
Guangalei Liu the Ibanda office project director of China Railway seventh group the road construction company, says the disappearance of circuit boards has cost the company more than 10.000 doallrs in losses per day. Each machine costs over 50 million shillings.
Guangalei added that the siphoning of fuel has added to the difficulties of completing the road. He says the company loses 500 liters of fuel to thieves per day.
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The company employs more than 500 local workers and 50 foreigners. The 74 kilometer road stretch was contracted to the Chinese group in March 2011 at a tune of 70 million U.S dollars to be completed in 2014.
Meanwhile police has been able to recover one circuit board computer in Lyantonde district. The suspect Salim Nuwamanya, a mechanic with the same company was trying to find market for the board.
Area Police spokesperson Poly Namaye, says Nuwamanya is now in custody at Ibanda police station.
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500 litres of fuel lost on daily basis to the hands of thieves.