Kasodo Technical Institute Workers Told To Get Covid-19 Vaccination

Officials inspecting the construction site at Kasodo Technical institute in Pallisa

BY ALEX AKOL

PALLISA: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021

The Dolphins construction and engineering consultants’ workers at the site of Kasodo technical institute in Pallisa district have been told to get Covid-19 jabs to protect against the pandemic.

Majidu Dhikusoka, the Pallisa resident district commissioner, in a meeting to assess the progress of the construction by a team from the ministry of education and sports said he was urging whoever is at the site to get vaccinated and be ready to show evidence of it.

“I don’t want the work to get affected by workers refusing to get jabs meant primarily protect them from the pandemic,” Dhikusoka said.

Douglas Tumwine the project manager, disclosed that Dolphins construction and engineering consultants is undertaking sh2,450,286,850 project at Kasodo comprising a plumbing workshop, plumbing laboratory, toilet block, walkway, car park, transformer installation and equipment for Plumbing and Gas Line.

“This contract is of six months and we want the structures to be complete and handed over by January, 2022,” Tumwine said.

He said the construction supervisors will act on the RDCs advise to get the laborers vaccinated against Covid-19.

Loy Muhwezi, the commissioner for Technical and Vocational education training challenged the contractor to adhere to the specifications and show value for the money government has invested in the project.

Meanwhile Grace Mwesigwa Kansiime, the special presidential advisor on Uganda skills development project (USDP) and Albertine region sustainable development project (ARSDP) told the contractor to always involve the local leadership in whatever they do at the site for purposes of transparency.

Kansiime said even the rejected materials by site clerk should leave the site when Charles Tiondi the institute’s principal, the local council representatives and even the RDC have been notified to avoid issues of suspicion that materials might be getting sold to cheat the community.

It is estimated that when completed as specified, the structures would benefit 300 youths every academic year who will be admitted to the plumbing department.

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