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Veterans press government for contracts to supply building materials

Government should give us contracts of supplying building materials says Rwenzori Katebwa civilians war veterans association

Rwenzori Katebwa civilians’ war veterans association in kyabanyanga cell, Karago town council in North division fort portal tourism city has asked government of Uganda to give them contracts of supplying building materials so as to solve the challenge of lack of market for their building materials.
According to Mr. Kinuge John chairperson Rwenzori Katebwa civilian war veterans association, the association started in 1988 after the end of 1986 war covering two district of Bunyangabu and Kabarole which was aiming at bringing together all veterans who participated in the successful of the war that led President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on power.
Kinuge said that the association started as Tooro Katebwa civilian war veterans but members refused the name due to tribal reasons, as others were Bakonjo so they decided to change the name to and divide the association as now overs fort portal tourism city and Kabarole district as Rwenzori Katebwa with 5300 members.
Kinuge said that they brought an idea of soliciting money to start a developmental project so as to attract government support as each member contributed 30000 Ugandan shillings to a plot of land in kyabanyanga cell, Karago town council in North division fort portal tourism city where the project of hydra form interlocking bricks, vibra form pavers’ and extreme engineering, construction consultation on hydra form engineering is located now.
Kinuge revealed that the most challenges they are facing are; lack of market for their building materials as they are too expensive meaning that cannot be afforded by local people, if government can give them contracts in companies when they are building schools, hospitals, local government offices it could be the best way of solving that problems and they are capable of providing quality and quantity material needed as every day they produce over 2000 bricks, pavers and blocks.
Kinuge disclosed that if all association leaders could have the same core of developing the project to fight poverty, the project could be far away but most of them come into leadership with their personal interests that have made the project stunted.
However, the workers our reporter found at the project yard; Kansiime Mary store keeper said that the project has help her in attaining her goals in life as she finished senior four started work at the project but she has hope in salary increment as she paid little money as the project owners promised to do.
Businge Michael a lorry driver that was given to the association from the office of the prime minister to ease transportation of materials said that the vehicle is too big to be loaded by people but he is asking government to provide them with wheel load machine.

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