President Museveni recommends engineers brigade in all Government institutions
President Yoweri Museveni has commended the Minister of the Presidency, Esther Mbayo, for selecting the engineer’s brigade of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces, other than private contractors, to build the new modern facilities at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) Kyankwanzi.
“I want to congratulate the minister of the presidency for putting her down in the matter of selecting the engineering brigade to do the work here rather than private contractors. That was a good decision and I congratulate you.”He said.
Museveni made the remarks while commissioning the sh7.9b new administrative building and accommodation halls at NALI over the weekend.
According to a release from State House, President Museveni described the practice of using private contractors as a waste of government resources.
He expressed the need to fight such groups of people, whose actions are tantamount to parasitism, which is criminal.
The President pointed out that some of the old senior secondary schools in Uganda, such as Ntare, Teso college Aloet and Sir Samuel Baker, which stand up to today, were built by the works ministry.
He emphasized the need to have engineering brigades in various government institutions to maximize expenditure on construction works.
The president also approved the names of the halls that were proposed by the director of the institute, Brig. Gen. David Kasura-Kyomukama.
The names included Thomas Sankara, Herbert Chiptepo, Agustino Neto, Patrice Lumumba and Kabral halls in memory and recognition of their contribution to the freedom of Africa.