Construction of Kabale Remand Home Stalls

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Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha, the Mayor Kabale Municipality, says the absence of a remand home has left them to fight the menace of street children.

The construction of Kabale Remand home in Southern Division in Kabale municipality has stalled. The Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry launched the construction of the multi million Shillings facility in 2014.
 
 
The Ministry contracted Palm Construction Limited to undertake the project for a period of one year. It was hoped that once completed, the remand home would accommodate minor offenders from Kigezi region.

 
However, the project stalled at roofing stage due to unclear reasons. But, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, the State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs under the Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry, says construction work will resume soon.

 
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Sam Arinaitwe, the Central Division LC III Chairperson in Kabale Municipality, says they are currently finding difficulties of handling street children.

 
Arinaitwe wonders why the Gender Ministry halted the construction work without notifying the local authorities.
 

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Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha, the Mayor Kabale Municipality, says the absence of a remand home has left them to fight the menace of street children.
 
 
He wants the ministry to resume the construction of the remand home without any further delay.



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Denis Baryajunaki, a businessman along Kabale road says there is need to complete the facility, since most street children have become a menace, saying they enter their shops and steal property.

 

About the author

Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.