New Parliament Works Could Start in January
Written by LAWRENCE MISEGE
Plans to build new, larger parliamentary chambers have gained momentum, following construction permission from city and environmental authorities. According to parliamentary sources, building plans were recently approved by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the National Environment Management Authority (Nema).
The Parliamentary Sergeant at Arms, Ahmed Kagoye, confirmed the development, revealing that the building plans were done by Sentoogo and Partners and submitted to the office of the parliamentary clerk mid this year.
“We are now waiting for the consultant to make the final tender document to be submitted to the office of the clerk so that the procurement process for a contractor can begin,” Kagoye said. Asked when construction would start, Kagoye said: “We have some money in this financial year’s budget to kick-start that process; if we get that [tender] document now, by January or February the contractor will be on site.”