Kasese Municipality to use part of USMID funds to construct Kamulikwizi River Channel

By Joackim Kule

Kasese Municipal Council intends to use shillings 2.3 billion out of the 50 billion under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Programme –USMID to construct the Kamulikwizi River Channel in a bid to control running water from straying into the community.

The development was revealed on Monday by the Municipality Mayor, Chance Kahindo while speaking to our reporter at his office.

According to Kahindo, the construction of the River channel is in line with the Drainage Master Plan that is aimed at relieving the residents from the flood challenges especially during the rainy season.

However, the construction works for the said channel has been reserved for phase II of the programme implantation that is likely to begin in March. 

Pimako Kasereka, the Nyamwamba Division L. C III Chairperson where the River channel is located appealed to the residents in the affected area to desist from making any further construction works in the reserved area so as to pave way for the commencement of the project. 

He called upon the residents to embrace the idea of leasing their pieces of land for a possible compensation in case of nay inconveniences.

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