Lubowa Hospital developers blame rain for delay

Lubowa Hospital developers blame rain for delay

KAARO KARUNGI | KAMPALA –  The much publicized International Specialized Hospital Uganda in Lubowa is still at foundation level – a month to the initial completion schedule.

Herbert Kinobere the Kibuku county MP questioned whether when the team was signing the agreement, they did not anticipate any rains. He also said that looking at the trend of the things, the developer might have to come back to ask for more time. He says the project should revert to government.

“I was asking myself when you’re signing the contract, didn’t you have it in mind that there will a rainy season? If a contractor starts putting in the issue of rain, I think it is a sign that work is becoming a little bit challenging and may need to be advised otherwise,” Kinobere said.

The project developer has indicated that they have been derailed by COVID-19, heavy rains, and cash flow issues. In 2019, parliament guaranteed a Shs 1.4 trillion loan to SPV Finasi/Roko led by Italian investor Enrica Pinetti for the construction of the 264-bed specialized health care project.



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