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World Bank Funded Water Projects Remain Incomplete In Kibuku

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By Raymond Okusa
Kibuku: Although the country is feeling the pinch after world bank announced suspension of all funding in Uganda, this announcement has left every Ugandan shocked but the North Eastern Uganda feels more hurt than  ever before. The this publication moved around the country and found out that eastern region had more than 60 projects mainly under water for production projects which some have remained incomplete.
The most hurting project is the irrigation system of Kibuku in the areas of Tirinyi where by the system has not been installed 3years down the road ever since it was constructed. This dam also claimed the life of a child who drowned in it due to lack of fencing.
Ultimate News has learnt that this system was being constructed jointly by ministry  of water and environment and ministry of Agriculture. According to the document seen by this publication, ministry of Agriculture was supposed to install irrigation systems while ministry of water and environment was supposed to do the fencing.
But Wabwire Nsolo a resident there says the quality of work in the project was poor. Wabwire further says the ministry of water and environment only constructed a fence of poor gauge after the school child drowned inside it. Ever Kwesiga the former resident district commissioner Kibuku while speaking to us says that there should be a commission of inquiry into ministry of water and Agriculture on the projects in Kibuku.
Waiswa Wamuno another resident says they are planning to petition the office of the president requesting for the arrests of the  engineers responsible for the work in water projects in Kibuku. In the related development many world bank funded projects have died natural death in Karamoja under resilience program.
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Over Shs4.7billion fully funded projects by world bank and implemented by ministry of Agriculture have remained incomplete  10 years down the road. The sites including, Namalu animal holding ground, Lemusui sub county cattle market both in Nakapiripirit district, a dam in Morungole in Kaabong district Shs7bn have not been done.
In Kotido a dam of Shs3bn has failed to be completed while a dam around Kosike in Amudat district of Shs10bn it’s being worked at a tortoise speed. Jino Meri the district chairperson of Kaabong says world bank funded projects especially in Karamoja have also created impact from the individuals pockets.

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