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Contractor given additional time to complete USMID roads in Lira

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Lira have further extended the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID project contract for an additional six months. Apac and Moroto municipality were given a three months extension period.

The extension in Lira includes the first 45 days extension which was given in August shortly after the end of the contract period. The 37.7Bn contract that was awarded to Al-Nuiami Group and Abubaker Technical Services ended after 15 months with only 41 percent of the work done.

Sam Atul, the Mayor Lira city says the extension will help the contractor to deliver the work within the time frame extended. He added that it will be tagged to a particular milestone and the contractor will be accountable if it is not met.

Joseph Paddie, a commissioner at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development acknowledges the slow progress of work attributing the delay to low mobilization and transfer of utility equipment such as water pipes and electricity poles.

Al-Nuiami Group and Abubaker Technical Services are carrying out works on the 0.18km Obangakene road, Noteber 0.251km, Aber 0.204, Olwol 0.534, Uhuru 0.3km and Boundary road 2.177km.

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