The Kabale municipal Council has received Shs25 billion from Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID).
The revelation was made by Denis Obbo, spokesperson Ministry of lands, and Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday at Kabale municipal council headquarters after meeting stakeholders.
Mr Obbo said Kabale municipal council had performed better in the previous USMID projects and had qualified for improved funding. The Shs25 billion grant is to enhance the institutional performance to improve service delivery in the municipality.
USMID is a five year program that is implemented by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development with a World Bank credit of US$ 150 Million. The program has been implemented in 14 municipalities of Uganda for the past five years since 2013-2018.
They include Arua,Entebbe, FortPortal, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Kabale, Lira, Masaka, Mbale,Mbarara, Moroto, Soroti and Tororo municipalities. Since 2013, money amounting to Shs376 billion have been spent on the project in the 14 municipalities.
His worship Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha, the mayor Kabale municipality speaking at the event said no project since independence has ever brought an outstanding impact in Kabale than USMAID. “Kabale will never be the same aging if USMAID exits the district.” he said.
Darius Nandinda , the resident district commissioner (RDC) of Kabale thanked the mayor for bring a hard working one.
The USMID project in Kabale have led to the construction of Nkunda road, Keita road, Nerere road, Nyerere avenue and Kigongi road among other projects.
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