Mbarara district needs shs2.5 billion to shift headquarters to Bwizibwera
There is a stand-still in the process of shifting Mbarara district headquarters from Kamukuzi to Bwizibwera following elevation of Mbarara municipality to city status since July 1, 2020.
This means that the city must occupy Kamukuzi buildings since it’s located in the city and the district headquarters have to be in Bwizibwera, a process that has since been hindered by lack of funds.
According to Mbarara L C 5 chairperson Capt. J B Tumusiime Bamuturaki, they had planned to shift on 1st July and money from the ministries of finance and local government finds them in Bwizibwera but due to COVID-19 outbreak the exercise was halted.
Right now Mbarara district needs shs2.5 billions to shift.
‘Our income sources like MUBs and UMI that rent here, and others were interfered with,’ JB explained.
The money in the district’s bank accounts was utilized including a start-up budget of over shs1 billion that was given to a new district Rwampara.
The district is still occupying Kamukuzi buildings as they await central government money.