Construction of Resource Centre Stalls

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Emmanuel Niwagaba, the representative of Lower Bugongi ward to the division, says although council passed a resolution to use the 25 percent from local revenue for the construction of the resource center, nothing was done.

The construction of a resource center at Northern Division Headquarters in Kabale Municipality has stalled. 

The construction of the Shillings 800 million resource center, has stagnated for the last ten years. The walls of the proposed resource center have started developing cracks because of being battered by rains.
  
The division hoped to raise the money to finance the construction of the resource center from local revenue. Residents fault the division authorities for neglecting the project. Kedress Kyoheirwe, a resident of Kirwa cell in Kijuguta ward says that she has seen the unfinished building for many years.
  
Kyoheirwe blames the Northern Division leadership for ignoring the building. Ronald Hakizimana, a resident of Nyakairima cell in Lower Bugongi ward, says he is very disappointed with the stalled construction work yet the Division authorities haven't missed collecting revenue from people.
  
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Emmanuel Niwagaba, the representative of Lower Bugongi ward to the division, says although council passed a resolution to use the 25 percent from local revenue for the construction of the resource center, nothing was done.
  
According to Niwagaba, it is annoying that the building is at risk of collapsing yet there is no accountability for the money collected.

Grace Munyambabazi, the Principal Assistant Town Clerk in charge of Northern Division, says the construction of the resource center stalled due to financial constraints. 
 
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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.