Shoddy work: Masindi authorities order for structure demolition

Masindi District Chairman, Cosmas Byaruhanga.

The Masindi district executive and multi-sectoral team has ordered for the demolition of a structure at Mihembero Health Centre 2 over the contractor’s shoddy work.

Headed by the district chairman, Cosmas Byaruhanga during the monitoring and supervision of the fencing and construction works at the health facility, the team observed that the constructed guard’s structure was not laid on a foundation during its erection as architectural standards recommend.

“The guard’s house lacks a concrete slab and there were poor mixes during the construction works for the house among others,” Mr Byaruhanga said.

The chairman said that the team also found that substandard work had been done on two classroom blocks whose roofs were blown off by wind recently at Bulima primary school.

He disclosed that all the timber used for roofing the blocks were undersize, there was poor quality aggregate supply for the concrete mixes and others, thus, forcing the team to order for their removal and disposal of undersize timber among other substandard material.

“We found that the timber used was undersize, poor cement mixing for the ring beam and the aggregate stones were of less worth. We agreed that all that material must be removed and replaced with standard ones as per the BOQ (Bill of Quantities) in order to achieve standard work,” Mr Byaruhanga told this website.

“We did all this in line with the law; in agreement with the contractor and technocrats because we don’t want the contractor to do us work that doesn’t reflect value for money resulting in wasted government and taxpayers’ money,” he added.  

Audio: Byaruhanga on shoddy work (Runyoro/Rutooro)

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