Museveni: Govt To Scrap Tenders In District Road Sector

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In short
President Museveni told the people of Omoro district in northern Uganda yesterday that district roads remain a menace to development after government performed significantly well in maintaining central government roads with a current budget allocation of 2.8 trillion shillings.

Government is moving to scrap tenders in district road sector to eliminate corruption, President Yoweri Museveni has said. 

All district roads will now be paved and maintained by district engineers other than contractors. 

President Museveni says the move should eliminate costly collusion that compromises quality of government works. He says government has already procured more than 1,000 new and strong heavy earth equipment for all districts in Uganda.
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Museveni told the people of Omoro district in northern Uganda yesterday that district roads remain a menace to development after government performed significantly well in maintaining central government roads with a current budget allocation of 2.8 trillion shillings.

The president was speaking in Lalogi and Bobi sub counties in Omoro district where he campaigned for the ruling NRM party flag-bearers for woman Member of Parliament and district chairperson respectively.

Museveni also said he will cause the dismissal of district education officers who don't inspect schools to ensure that teachers perform their duties.

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On the proposed amendment to the Land Act, President Museveni criticised opposition for misleading members of the public that the move is aimed at grabbing land. He said the spirit of the proposed changes is to facilitate development in disputed land as litigation protesting unfair valuation of properties goes on in court.

Sam Engola, the NRM vice chairman for Northern Uganda said his party has delivered on most promises from the region including granting Omoro county a district status. 

 

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Peter Labeja
Peter Labeja has been a practicing journalist for the last 13 years during which he has covered part of the brutal conflict which bedeviled Northern Uganda as well as the painful transition to Peace thereafter. Emerging post conflict issues such as land rights of under privileged widows and orphans, challenges of access to social services in the immediate aftermath of Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in Northern Uganda.

Labeja is now the Northern Uganda Bureau chief in Acholi Sub Region since 2014 - Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro districts as well as South Sudan falls within his areas of jurisdiction. He previously worked with The Vision Group for four years.

Labeja’s major career interests are in Climate Change; Agriculture and Environment - natural resources such as Water, Oil and Gas; Transitional Justice; Human Rights, Democracy and Governance as well as South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis. In 2013, Labeja was awarded a prestigious Pan African Journalism Award for excellence in journalism at United Nation’s UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya for Climate Change and Health Reporting.