Works and Infrastructure

 

Works and Technical Services Sector is composed of the following sub sectors;

  • Roads and Buildings
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Mechanical Section.

Introduction

The National Development Plan (NDP) puts roads, water and sanitation high both National and District priorities. These are aimed at increasing the income of the poor and improving the quality of lives of the poor and increase productivity through reduction of water and sanitation related diseases.

Mission

To improve the District infrastructure through both labor based and machine based Technology to enable easy and quick communication, access to markets and services as well as increasing access to safe and clean water.

Sector GoalTo improve the quality of life through provision of sustainable infrastructure.”

Specific Objective

§  To improve and maintain the District road network.

§  To mobilize communities and equip them with skills to prioritize & maintain roads.

§  To improve and  maintain District infrastructure

§  To upgrade Town Council roads to bitumen standard.

§  To maintain vehicles and road equipment.

 

 

 

Specific Development Outcomes

§  Access to markets

§  Access to social services eg health centers, schools and churches

§  Development of new trading centers etc

The department derives its legal mandate from the Local Government Act.

 ACHIEVEMENTS  FOR FY 2016-2017

 ROADS

1ST QUARTER

Project name: Kabuga  – Kamwenge road 11.6km.

Works done included

  • Bush clearing done to clearance width
  • Road shaping to camber and cross fall with a motor grader
  • Pothole filing
  • Repair of end structures done in missionary work in 1:3 cement sand mix
  • Swamp raising
  • Spot gravelling and road compaction
  • Back sloping 11.6km
  • Culvert installation 4lines 900mm diameter.

Works completed

 

Project name: Nkoma - Mahani – Kagasha - Biguri road 20.1km

Works done included

§  Re-establishment of road alignment

  • Bush clearing done to clearance width 20.1km
  • Road shaping to camber and cross fall with a motor grader 20.1km
  • Pothole filing
  • Spot gravelling
  • Repair of end structures
  • Back sloping 20.1km

Works completed

Routine mechanized maintenance works on Kyotamushana – Katoom

Works done included

  • Bush clearing
  • Form work timber
  • Redecking of the bridge in 1:1:2 reinforced concrete with Y16 at 150mm center to center with lake sand, and crushed stone aggregates.
  • Opening of drains ie miter drains catch water drains and side drains.
  • Pothole filing
  • Raising of the approaches 50m either side
  • River training

Works completed

2nd Quarter

Routine manual maintenance under road gang system (November/December on the following roads

  • Kiyagara – Bunoga 10.3km
  • Kyakanyemera – Mpanga 9.2km
  • Kabujogera – Nyaruhanda 6km
  • Kyotamushana – Katooma 14.6km
  • Rwentuha – Mahyoro road 23.4km
  • Nyabbani – Kinaga – Kicwamba 14.2km
  • Kamwenge – Kabuga 11.4km
  • Kabuga – Mpanga 13.6km
  • Bigodi – Busiriba – Bunoga 16.6km
  • Nkoma – Mahani – Kagasha – Biguri road 20km
  • Kabingo – Rwensikiza Road 9.6km
  • Ruhagura – Kigoto – Bwera 15km
  • Ntuntu – Kicheche Road 6.7km
  • Kamwenge – Kyabandara – Nkoongoro Road 19.4km
  • Ruhiga – Kamilla 13.6km
  • Kahunge – Nkarakara – Kiziba 13.2km

Total Length District Roads                           226.5km

Works done included

§  Re-establishment of road alignment

§  Inspection of road section daily to remove obstructions

§  Bush clearing

§  Pothole filling

§  Culvert cleaning

§  Side miter drains opening

§  Gravel patching

 

Achievements in 4th quarter 2015/2016

  • Routine manual maintenance under road gang system 62,326,000=  (April and May 2017

Routine mechanized maintenance of Bigodi – Busiriba – Bunoga road 16.6km a

Works done included

§  Re –establishment of the road alignment.

  • Bush clearing to clearance width 16.6km
  • Road shaping to camber and cross fall 16.6km
  • RE opening of drains ie miter drains catch water drains and side drains.
  • Pothole filing
  • Culvert cleaning
  • Back sloping 15.4km

Works are on going

 

 

Subcounty Roads

·         Opening and grading Kamayenje COU –Rwambu 4km in Nyabbani Sub County completed using road fund.

·         Opening and grading Lyakarimira-mukikona community access road 4km Kahunge subcounty using road fund.

·         Opening and grading Rwempikye-Lyakarimera community access road 6km Kahunge subcounty using road fund.

·         Opening and grading Lyamugonera-kyabenda street community access road 2km Kahunge Town council using road fund.

·         Opening and grading mujuruga-kyakagunga-Bujongobe community access road 4.8km Busiriba sub county using road fund

·         Opening and grading kaswa-Karama-Businge-Kiboga community access road 4.8km Kamwenge sub county using road fund

·         Opening and grading Kentare street community access road 2km Biguli sub county using road fund.

·         Opening and grading Kwesiga street community access road 3km Biguli sub county using DEGG.

·         Opening and grading Rubazi-Kyabatenga-Kiboti community access road 4.5km Bwizi sub county using road fund Cost

·         Opening and grading Kyabenda street community access road 2km Kahunge Town council road fund

·         Opening and grading Lyamugonera-Kyakarafu community access road 4.4km Kahunge Town council road fund

·         Spot gravelling of Kyabenda Street 2km in Kahunge sub county

·         Opening and grading Kicheche-Rwamashambo-rushangura boarder 2.4km kicheche subcounty

·         Opening and grading Kikoyo-Nyakasenyi-Buhanda 4km Buhanda subcounty

·         Opening and grading Kyakasasira-Kigoro boarder 3km Ntara subcounty

·         Opening and grading Karubuguma-Iharagatwa 4km Mahyoro  subcounty

·         Opening and grading Kanara-Butusi-Kanyegaramire 4km kabambiro subcounty

·         Opening and grading Bita-Rukinga valley 2kmkanarasubcounty

 

Works done on the above named roads included

·         Setting out road alignment to clearance width.

·         Bush clearing

·         Launching

·         Grading and shaping of the road surface  to camber and cross fall with a motor grader

·         Installation of junction bill boards

·         Opening of drains ie miter and side drains and catch water drains.

 

Buildings

Project name: Construction of 3-class room block, 2-class room block  and 5-stance VIP lined latrine and supply of furniture at Kamwenge primary school

Works done include,

 Bush clearing to clearance width

 Trench excavation

 Laying of hard core

Site concrete

Walling

 Roofing

Works completed and handed over for use.

 Project name: Completion of Rukunyu General ward

Works done include,

  Bush clearing to clearance width

 Trench excavation

Laying of hard core

 Site concrete

Works are ongoing at 25% complete

 Project name: Construction of 2-class rooms, supply of furniture 2no 5-stance latrine at Mirembe K Primary school under SFG

Works done include,

 Bush clearing to clearance width

Trench excavation

 Laying of hard core

 Site concrete

 Walling

 Roofing

Works completed and handed over.

 

Project name: Construction of 2-class rooms and office and supply of furniture ST Paul primary school .

Works done include,

  Bush clearing to clearance width

 Trench excavation

 Laying of hard core

 Site concrete

 Walling

Works completed and handed over.

 

Project name: Partial Completion of the District administration Block

Works include

·         Plumbing works

·         Electrical installation

·         Ceiling finishes

·         Fixing of guard rails

·         Fixing external and internal doors

·         Painting of walls and ceiling finishes

·         Floor finishes in terrazo

 

 

Project name: Completion of Construction of a water borne toilet at Rukunyu Hospital

Works are ongoing at 95% complete

 

Construction of 5-stance lined latrine at a cost of 49,708,680/=

·         Mugobwa primary school

·         Iryangabi Primary school

·         Kicheche primary School

 

Renovation of Kicheche Subcounty staff quarters.

 

Construction of Staff quarters at Mbongera health center II in Kamwenge Sub County.

 

Partial Completion of Busiriba Subcounty Head quarters

Partial completion of Kamwenge Subcounty head quarters in Nyabitusi parish.

 

 

 

Batch CAIIP-3 Roads/projects include

Supervision of the construction of an Agro Processing Facility in Mahyoro Kyendangara Market. drying platform, 5-stance pitlined latrine and installation water tank.

Works are complete.

 

Works on going

 

 

 

Mechanical

Repaired the tipper lorry No Lg 0005-044 ie Replaced self starter and distributer box

Repaired the grader ie break system, self starter, Tandem chain, Hydraulic horse pipe, circle drive system and general service .

Repaired the department vehicle No Lg 0072-47 .

 

The district is still continuously faced with the problem of lack of a professional prequalified contractor for both motor vehicles and motorcycles which has also contributed to the delays in the maintenance process.

Slow response to calls for quotations by the only one service provider on the side of repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and several complaints about his shoddy work also frustrate the process. 

 

 

Water

1st Quarter

Water and Sanitation

The following activities are ongoing in various sub counties in the district;

 

§  Identification of 5 sites for drilling for deep wells with hand pumps in selected sub counties.

§  Identification of 2 sites for drilling for production wells (large diameter boreholes) in trading centers for development into mini-piped schemes.

§  Identification of 1 site for construction of public sanitation facility.

§  Identification of 2 sites for construction of hand dug shallow wells.

§  Preparation of Bills of Quantities for all the above listed works.

§  Extension workers meeting, District Water and Sanitation Coordination Committee Meeting will be conducted during the quarter.

 

2nd Quarter

 

Key activities in Water and Sanitation Sub Sector for period October-December 2016 (Second Quarter)

 

Of the planned activities, the following achievements were registered.

 

·         Identification of contractors for 7 deep well drilling, 8 for deep wells for rehabilitation, 2 for shallow well construction and1 public latrine done. Bid evaluation and display of best evaluated bidders done. Awaits contracts signing. These are key hardware activities for the financial year. Funded by DWDCG.

·         Procurement of contractor for the rest of Works for Kainja Water Supply System started.

·         Construction of intake works, sedimentation tank for Kainja Water Supply System completed early July. Works are located in Kicheche Sub County. Works cost estimated 197m. Works handed over in October 2015. Project funded by Water and Sanitation Development Facility-South Western (WSDF-SW) or AmaiziMarungi

·          Water quality analysis done on 47 water sources in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement during the month of November 2015. Majority of the water sources sampled were deep boreholes. This will be conducted on quarterly basis. Activity Funded by Lutheran World Federation. 

·         Training of communities on critical requirements including collection of community capital cash contributions achieved on all of the identified sites by end of second quarter. Funded by DWDCG

·         The District Water Office together with Water for People identified 10 wells in each Sub County for revitalization of Water User Committees, collection of user fees and the exercise is done by sub county CDOs covering at least 140 wells in the district and will initially run for a period of six months. This strategy will improve on functionality of water sources leading to sustainable management. Funded by Water for People.

 

·         Following Water as a Business (WAAB) adoption as one of the Operation and Maintenance strategies for Kamwenge District, where community members ‘pay as they fetch’, 9 Sub County escrow accounts have so far been opened and the remaining 5 are under way. So far UGX 4.5m has been saved in total at Post Bank Kamwenge Branch. Radio programmes were arranged in earlier to inform the general public about the strategy. AtWhatCost training was also organized to train Private sector (including HPMA) and other NGOs during the month of October.

 

·         Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) assessment of metered hand pump which is being piloted in the District by Water for People and Kamwenge District took place and draft one of report produced. This was carried out by Ministry of Water and Environment –Appropriate Technology Centre Mukono, Water for People, LWF and District Water Office Staff. In addition ATC staff visited the district to study wells with high iron, manganese, pH levels (low) and a report is expected.

 

·         Successfully drilled 9 production wells as water sources in Biguli Sub County for development into piped schemes. Project Funded by Water For People

 

·         District Hygiene and Sanitation Conditional Grant activities include launching of Home improvement campaigns in Mahyoro and Busiriba sub counties.

 

 

3rd & 4th Quarter

 

Successfully drilled 7 boreholes at a cost 157,915,000/= in the subcounties of Kanara, Ntara, Bwiizi, Kabambiro and  Nyabani sub county.  Activity funded by District Water and Sanitation Conditional grant.

 

Rehabilitation of Rukoko Gravity Flow Scheme in Kamwenge Sub county of activity funded by District Water and Sanitation Condition Grant at a cost of 79,180,000/=

 

Constructed 3-stance Eco-san toilet at Buhanda Maket (Kacwampare) in Buhanda  Sub county at a cost of 14,120,000/= activity funded by DWSCG

Works done

Substructure

The pit constructed as per drawing and a 200mm slab casted as prescribed in the BOQS and drawing as well as the stairs and ramp.

 

Walling and frame

Both internal and external walls constructed.

 

Plastering and rendering.

All plastering is done.

 

 Roofing

The Galvanised iron sheets placed well on the timber.

 

Doors

Doors are fixed well of good and satisfactory timber

Flooring and all flush apron is done and facia board placed and painted.

 

 

Held water and sanitation coordination committee meeting with all implementing partners water for people, World vision, ADRA, JESSE and NWSC activity by DWSCG.

 

Held an extension workers meeting

Held an advocacy meeting

 

Challenges affecting effective implementation of the District road works and mechanical section 

 Frequent grader break downs.

 Lack of a full road unit (Buldozer, wheel loader, Waterbouzer, Compactor trackscavator and lowbed, grader etc)

 Small budgetary allocation which does not allow road operations like periodic maintenance, Rehabilitation, Construction of Box culverts on swamp crossing and streams.

 Failure by the communities to maintain their community CARs which has resulted into a lot of complaints by them and going as far as threatening to demonstrate on the streets.

 

Challenges in Water and Sanitation Sub Sector:

§  Limited funding for the subsector yet needs and population are growing

§  Climate change has rendered many low cost technologies inapplicable in most areas of the district.

 

 

Achievements in the financial year 2015/2016

Routine mechanized maintenance of

§  Nyabani – Kinaga – Kicwamba road 14.6km

§  Kyakanyemera – Mpanga road 9.7km

§  Kamwenge – Kyabandara road 20km

§  Swamp raising of Kamila swamp along Ruhiga – Kamila road

Routine manual maintenance of District Roads under road gangs

 Kiyagara – Bunoga 10.3km

 Kyakanyemera – Mpanga 9.2km

 Kabujogera – Nyaruhanda 6km

 Kyotamushana – Katooma 14.6km

 Rwentuha – Mahyoro road 23.4km

 Nyabbani – Kinaga – Kicwamba 14.2km

Kamwenge – Kabuga 11.4km

 Kabuga – Mpanga 13.6km

 Bigodi – Busiriba – Bunoga 16.6km

 Nkoma – Mahani – Kagasha – Biguri road 20km

 Kabingo – Rwensikiza Road 9.6km

 Ruhagura – Kigoto – Bwera 15km

 Ntuntu – Kicheche Road 6.7km

Kamwenge – Kyabandara – Nkoongoro Road 19.4km

  Ruhiga – Kamilla 13.6km

 Kahunge – Nkarakara – Kiziba 13.2km

Total Length District Roads                           226.5km

 

Maintained Kamwenge town council roads 

Opened 59 km of community access roads CARs in 14 subcounties

Planned activities for financial year 2016/2017

Routine mechanized maintenance of

§  Kamwenge – Kabuga road 11.6km

§  Kyotamushana – Katooma road 14.2km

§  Bigodi – Busiriba – Bunoga road 16.7km

§  Ruhiga – Kamila road 13.6km

§  Rwentuha – Kainja – Mahyoro 23km

Culvert installation along

§  Kiyagara – Bunoga road

§  Kamwenge – Kabuga road

§  Nyabani – Kinaga – Kicwamba road

§  Kabujogera – Nyaruhanda road

Maintenance of Kamwenge Town council roads

Opening of Kahunge Town council streets

Opening of 58km community access roads CARs in 14 sub counties

Challenges affecting effective implementation of the District road works

 Frequent grader break downs.

 Lack of a full road unit ie bulldozer, excavator, wheel loader, vibro roller, water bouzer,)

  Small budgetary allocation which does not allow road operations like periodic maintenance, Rehabilitation, Construction of Box culverts on swamp crossing and streams.

  Delays in upgrading of 163.3km for roads rehabilitated under DLSP and CAIIP -3 programs

 Delay in the flow of funds

 Most vehicles are old and are due for boarding off.

Recommendations        

 There is need to increase funding to the District Roads

 There is need to lobby for upgrading of Major Access roads to a Feeder Roads status.

 Community mobilization by leaders to maintain CARs

MECHANICAL SECTION

Maintained grader Fiat reg no LG0016 - 47 and changing  reg no LG0004-044

Repaired pick truck no LG0006-044

Tipper lorry dumper truck LG0005 -044

       

 WATER AND SANITATION  

Planned and Achievements registered during the financial year 2015/16

1.   Siting and drilling of 7 deep wells. This involved drilling of 5 deep wells with hand pumps and 2 deep wells for motorizing. Of the 5 deep wells, only one at Ngoma 1 village in Kanara Sub County was dry. The rest were successful with yields ranging from 0.7cum per hour to 5.0 cum per hour. All successful wells were test pumped and water quality sampling and analysis carried out. Funded by DWDCG.

 

2.   8 deep wells were rehabilitated, 2 were installed with Stainless steel riser mains and stainless steel connecting rods while 6 were installed with uPVC riser mains and stainless steel connecting rods. Funded by DWDCG.

 

3.   2 hand dug shallow wells with hand pumps were constructed 1 in Ntara Sub County and another in Nyabbani Sub County Funded by DWDCG.

 

4.   1 public Ecosan Toilet was constructed at Katalyeba market. Funded by DWDCG.

 

5.   Following triggering of the 26 villages, home visitations and sensitizations were carried out to enable people physically construct components of a good homestead, emphasis was put on latrines and provision of hand washing facilities plus collection of right quantities of water for use and their storage.

 

6.   Water quality analysis was done on 542 water sources in the District during the financial year. Samples were picked from new deep wells and old sources. Activity Funded by DWDCG/Water For People/LWF.

       

7.   All 4 District Water and Sanitation Coordination Committee meetings were held. Funded by DWDCG

 

8.   The District Water Office together with Water for People identified 10 wells in each Sub County for revitalization of Water User Committees, collection of user fees and the exercise is done by sub county CDOs covering at least 140 wells in the District and will initially run for a period of six months. This strategy will improve on functionality of water sources leading to sustainable management. Funded by Water for People.

 

9.   Following Water as a Business (WAAB) adoption as one of the Operation and Maintenance strategies for Kamwenge District, where community members ‘pay as they fetch’, 9 Sub County escrow accounts have so far been opened and the remaining 5 are under way. So far more than UGX 12.5m has been saved in total at Post Bank Kamwenge Branch. Radio programmes were arranged in earlier to inform the general public about the strategy. At What Cost training was also organized to train Private sector (including HPMA) and other NGOs. Funded by Water for People.

 

10.                Supported Sub County Staff to conduct Sanitary Surveys of their water facilities, Water Safety Planning in order to prevent contamination of water sources; linking community members to Hand Pump Mechanics; training Water Users on ATWHAT Cost. Funded by Water for People.

ACTIVITIES FOR QUARTER 1 FY 2016/17

·         District Water and Sanitation Coordination Committee Meeting held

·         Planning and advocacy at District and Sub County level meetings held

·         Extension staff meeting held

·         Internet subscription

·         Inspection of water points after construction

·         Carry out sanitary surveys

·         Operation and Maintenance  for vehicles

·         Carry out consultations with TSU6, DWD

·         Radio for promoting water, sanitation and good hygiene practices

·         Training Water User Committees on O&M, gender, participatory planning and monitoring

·         Construction of 1 Public latrine in RGC

·         Rehabilitation of Rukooko gfs

·         Carry out construction supervision visits

·         Regular data collection

 

PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR FY 2016/2017

·         Conducting 4 no. District Water and Sanitation Coordination Committee Meetings

·         Conducting 4 no. Extension staff meetings

·         Construction of 2no. mini-piped water supply systems

·         Design of 2no. mini-piped water supply systems

·         Carry out water quality analysis on new and old water points

·         Drilling and installation of 7 no. deep boreholes

·         Conduct planning and advocacy meetings at District and sub district levels

·         Post construction support to WUCs

·         Radio for promoting water, sanitation and good hygiene practices

·         Training Water User Committees on O&M, gender, participatory planning and monitoring

·         Construction of 1 toilet in Public place

·         Carry out construction supervision visits and inspections

·         Regular data collection

·         Commissioning of completed water points

Key planning and budgeting, policy issues

1.   Presidential directive on a water source per village –requires identification and submission of a list of all villages without a water point each.

2.   Water quality sampling and analysis to cover at least 20% of all sources annually.

3.   List of all non-functional water points in the district

4.   Policy shift to high cost technology options i.e. deep wells, rainwater harvesting systems and piped systems- this meant no more construction of hand dug shallow wells funded by DWDCG

 

 

Resource envelope for FY 2017/2018

Water sub sector receives three forms of conditional grants

1.   Non- wage Conditional Grant (40.5 million)

2.   Development Grant (552.3 Million)

3.   Sanitation Grant (24 Million)

Unless otherwise communicated, planning for financial year 2017/18 will be based on these figures.

 Challenges affecting effective Implementation of the programme and sustainability of safe water supply

The following challenges hinder the development of water and sanitation facilities and subsequent utilization and efficiency

·         Small budgetary allocation does not favour development of high cost technology required for water stressed areas and so these areas have remained below the national average.

·         Limited community mobilization limits community participation in works implementation and community contributions towards capital development.

·         Inadequacy in Operation and Maintenance system of established structures has impacted on operation and maintenance of water facilities.

 

 Recommendations:

·         There is need to increase funding to the District to cater for construction of high cost technologies like boreholes, piped systems and rain water tanks in water stressed areas where low cost technologies do not work.

·         Co-funding projects with NGOs and other IPs in WASH in the District

·         Need for more sensitization on cash contributions – collection and management

·         There is need for continued sensitization of communities on good hygiene and sanitation practices and on proper operation and maintenance  of water facilities and also increase on uptake of innovative approaches in WASH such as WAAB-Water As A Business and SAAB-Sanitation As A Business

 

Baguma Andrew

DISTRICT ENGINEER KAMWENGE

 

 

Demographic Indicators

Total land area           2,375,3 km2
Total Population
(Projection 2014)
421,470
 Number of House holds    88,687
Total female (Projection 2014)   215,668
Total male (Projection 2014)    205,802
Population Density 173 Persons/Km

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