Kayunga District finally handed over the contract for the construction of Nazigo Seed Secondary School in Musitwa village, Nazigo Sub county in Kayunga District. This came almost after 1 financial year whereby the Ministry of Education and Sports failed to identify a contractor to construct the school last Financial Year 2018/19 due to insufficient funds and the project was carried forward in this Financial Year 2019/ 2020’s budget.
Through the ground breaking ceremony, the District leadership led by the Resident District Commissioner Mrs. Margret Mwanamoiza Kikomeko, District Chairperson Mr. Serwanga Tom and the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Mr. Otim Benson Humphrey handed over the contract to Ms. HASO Engineering Ltd at a contract sum of of UG shs 1,955,841,714, (One billion, nine hundred fifty five million eight hundred forty one thousand and seven hundred fourteen shillings only) as part of the government’s commitment to construct 127 Seed Secondary Schools in sub-counties across the country.
.According to the contract document, the contractor will undertake the following works;
1. 2 Classroom blocks
2. 2.Unit science laboratory block
3. Administration block
4. 2. Unit teachers’ house
5. 2-unit teachers’ kitchen
6. 2-stance lined VIP latrine block-Admin block
7. 2-stance lined VIP latrine block for -Teachers’ house
8. 5-stance lined VIP latrine block for -boys
9. 5-stance lined VIP latrine block for -girls
10. External works
11. Rain water Harvest system with 5000 L water tank
12. ICT -Library
13. Multi-purpose hall
14. Playground (All provisional)
The District Chairperson Mr Serwanga Tom told the community members who had gathered to witness the handover of the site to the contractor that the foundation body that had provided the land for the construction of the school never wanted the project to be constructed in the area without according the foundation body the opportunity to name the school Musitwa Umea Seed Secondary School, whereas according to the government policy for the construction of Seed Secondary Schools, they are supposed to derive their names from the sub county name in which they are located and said that this was later harmonized whereby they accepted the school to be named Nazigo Seed Secondary School instead of Musitwa Umea Seed Secondary School.
Serwanga said that the construction of the seed school is expected to take 18 months.
Resident District Commissioner, Ms Margret Mwanamoiza advised the district engineer to ensure strict supervision of the seed school project to ensure that the contractor keeps up with his promises and vowed to deal with the people who will be found stealing materials from the site.
Last year, Kayunga district local government was forced to return 700 million Shillings meant for the project to the consolidated fund because of failure to award the contract by the Ministry of Education.
In pictorial from R-L with hoes -District Chairperson Mr Serwanga Tom, Hon Baseke Fred, RDC -Mrs Mwanamoiza