Gulu Municipal Council Blocks Construction of Fuel Station

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George Labeja, the Gulu Municipal Mayor, says that the owners Mohammed Jama and Rose Olum did not secure approval of the municipal planning authority before embarking on the development

Gulu Municipal Council has blocked the construction of a new fuel station.

Construction of the proposed GASCO Petrol Station was blocked for flouting the physical plan of the municipality.

The structure was being built on Plot 2 Peter Paul Opok Road in Limu Ward, Forest Ward in Laroo Division.


George Labeja, the Gulu Municipal Mayor, says that the owners Mohammed Jama and Rose Olum did not secure approval of municipal planning authority before embarking on the development.
 
"They went ahead to secure approval of National Environment Management Authority before clearing with the council.  I advise them to follow the law by bringing their documents for approval to the Municipal Town Clerk and the Municipal Engineer" Labeja says.
 
However, Olum says that it was inhumane for Gulu Municipal Engineer Christopher Ojok to pull down the multimillion shillings' development without considerations.

"We are in the process of approaching the municipality for tax clearance and approval. But we were all shocked to see municipal officials coming to demolish the structure" an angry Olum says.
  
URN has seen a copy of a letter dated 14/6/2018 signed by Laroo division senior assistant Town Clerk James Tolit advising Mohamad Jama, the proprietor of GASCO Energy to obtain clearance from the office of the Municipal town clerk, Municipal Engineer and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) before the plot of land is utilized.
 

 

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