The Auditor General’s report has revealed that the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCCA) has abandoned the new toll gate project after spending UGX 3.7 bn taxpayers money on the project that was meant to mechanize the toll gate.
According to Daily Monitor, the Auditor general John Muwanga’s report showed the abandoned project that had been contracted to IBB International and was first committed in 2013/14 remained incomplete and dormant despite expenditure of Shs3.7b,” Mr Muwanga said.
“The Authority undertook works for a
security search park, shelter and road at Entebbe International Airport,
executed by IBB International at a contract price of Shs4.7b,” Muwanga, said.
However, information from the Authority’s website indicates that UCAA handed over the project site which is located between Protea Hotel and UCAA offices to IBB International Limited, the project contractor for construction of a new security search park and road at Entebbe International Airport, on October 31, 2018.
The project, UCAA had written, was to
be undertaken in six months from the date of commencement of November 1,
It sought to create additional road lanes on top of the current two lanes to the airport to make a total of four lanes covering an area of about 450 metres.
On completion of the project, the security search point at the airport gate used by the Aviation Police, would be relocated to the new site.
However, Mr Vianney Luggya, the spokesperson UCAA, Speaking to the news outlet said the phase of construction of the security search park, shelter and road had since been completed and now in the defects liability period.
“The indicated project cost didn’t cover equipping the facility with security equipment and other auxiliary systems for which the Authority is currently mobilising funding in order for the total completion of the project to be accomplished,” he said.