Uganda government has given contractor handling the construction of Masaka Central Market up to November 30 to complete the work and handover the project or risk a penalty.

During an inspection by Local Government minister Raphael Magyezi on the project, he noted the project is behind schedule compared to other markets across the country that started around the same time.

Quoting Magyezi, ”After November 30, government will have no option but to cut the contractor’s payments which may cost him about Shs10 million each day he will take before completing the job .I am tired of stories, what I need now is to have the market complete and I invite the President to commission it.”

The delay in finishing the project which is currently at roofing level is the continued change of redesigns for the market according to managing director of Multiplex Ltd, Moses Ndege Bbosa.

Meanwhile, it is reported that since the commencement of the project, the contractor has asked for extension of contract duration three times to enable him to complete the work, but government has indicated that no more extension will be granted after November 30.


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