Friday February 7 2014

Bishop blames locals for government shoddy work

Bishop Kisekka (R) inspects a classroom block at Bulamba Primary

Bishop Kisekka (R) inspects a classroom block at Bulamba Primary School in Luweero District on Tuesday. Photo by Dan Wandera.  

By Dan Wandera

Luweero- The Bishop of Luweero Diocese has blamed the lack of transparency and the collapse of community projects on low vigilance by communities in monitoring and owning up of projects.

Bishop Evans Mukasa Kisekka said shoddy work continues to be done in many government projects due to the failure by communities to monitor their execution.

“We have projects, including schools, where the communities are not concerned about what is taking place. Your children are supposed to go to these schools but you are not interested in what takes place there. This is the reason why some of these projects collapse,” Bishop Kisekka told Makulubita Sub-county residents on Tuesday.

He was attending the fundraising function for the completion of Bulamba Primary School. The school was destroyed during the 1981-1986 liberation war.

The school is being renovated through the Clean Africa Uganda programme. Three new classroom blocks will be constructed using the hydraform technology.
The bishop urged the community to embrace the school project for sustainability.
“The hydraform brick technology is environmentally friendly because we have been informed that we do not need to cut down trees and burn the bricks,” Bishop Kisekka said.