Insufficient funding stalls street lighting project in Kaputa District

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 Insufficient funding has stalled the much anticipated street lighting project in Kaputa District.

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ZANIS reports that Kaputa District Council Secretary, Patson Kapoba confirmed the development in an interview, today.

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Mr. Kapoba says the project which was expected to take off in February this year has stalled due to lack of funds.

He explained that bidders asked between K600, 000 and K800, 000 for the project compared to the K200, 000 budgeted by the council.

The Council Secretary said the bidders’ demand was too much for the local authority to meet adding that it was for this reason that the project had stalled.

He however stated that the council will appeal to the area Member of Parliament (MP) and councilors for additional funding from Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to undertake the project.

He noted that the street lighting project is a good development that will add beauty to the town although there were no tarred roads.

He explained that the lighting of the city will improve mobility at night and enhance security.
Mr. Kapoba has however hinted that the council will go ahead and erect even 10 poles if funding from the CDF fails.

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