- The Scope of work covers Site Clearance
- Clearance of 100 acres of land at Plot No. 701, Block 2 Kagogwa Village, Mawaito Parish, Kakira Town Council
- Construction of the Site Fence and Gates
- Excavation of a 1.4 km storm water channel along the Western Boundary to enhance site drainage
By Allan Muhumuza
Kampala- On February 18, The New Vision in its edition carried an article titled “MPs demand accountability for Shs24b car assembly plant.” The article contained misleading information.
In April 2018 Cabinet Approved the Roadmap for Commercialisation of the Kiira Electric Vehicle Project and a Seed Fund of Shs 143.7 Billion to Set Up and Kick Start Operations of the Kiira Vehicle Plant over a Period of Four (4) Years, 2018/19-2021/22. This was after the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development approved a comprehensive feasibility study for setting up and operating the Kiira Vehicle Plant.
Shs 24 Billion was allocated for Kiira Motors Corporation activities in the Financial Year (FY) 2018/19. By February 2019, Shs 19 Billion had been released to Kiira Motors Corporation. Shs 15 Billion was transferred to the Contractor to start construction of the Kiira Vehicle Plant in Jinja. The construction of the Kiira Vehicle Plant is scheduled to take thirty (30) months, January 2019 – June 2021, at a cost of Shs 63 Billion, this is subject to release of funds in line with the approved roadmap.
And therefore, the the Scope of work covers, site clearance, Clearance of 100 acres of land at Plot No. 701, Block 2 Kagogwa Village, Mawaito Parish, Kakira Town Council, Construction of the Site Fence and Gates, excavation of a 1.4 km storm water channel along the Western Boundary to enhance site drainage.
“Additionally, there is construction of the Assembly Shop, Offices, Materials Storage Areas, Overhead Water Reservoir, Container Yards, Finished Vehicle Park Yard, and Plant Monument and construction and Installation of Servicing Facilities including the Plant Campus Circulation Roads, Power Distribution, Water Distribution, Information Technology (IT) Network Backbone, Drainage and Waste Management Systems.”
It is important to note that the connection of the Kiira Vehicle Plant to the 33KV National Grid and six inch Municipal Water Supply System are ongoing projects from previous years expected to be completed by end of March 2019.
Section 51(2) of the Public Finance Management Act, 2015 requires Kiira Motors Corporation to prepare and submit the obtaining financial performance within two months after the end of each financial year for examination by the Auditor General in line with National Audit Act, 2008.
By end of August 2019, Kiira Motors Corporation shall have complied with this statutory requirement.
Kiira Motors Corporation is committed to transparency, accountability and value for money in the implementation of the approved roadmap.
The writer is Head of Business Development at Kiira Motors Corporation