PUBLISHED ON February 17th, 2015

Busia border post gets $1m firefighting equipment, generator  

Trade Mark East Africa has secured additional funding worth 1 million dollars for the procurement of a fire fighting equipment, construction of a parking yard and a standby generator.

In a recent visit to the one stop border post by Dutch Ambassadors from East African countries recently, donors greed to earmark more money to secure a standby generator, a parking yard and a fire fighting equipment.

Their commitment arose from a report from the Busia Station supervisor, Alex Lubanga, who told the team that the initial funding had omitted the three items.

Lubanga cited a generator which he said was crucial especially at the fuel marking stage because electricity is not reliable.

Wilfred Okello, the team leader from ministry of works said construction of the border post is almost complete but said more funds for the construction of access roads, the parking yard and diversion of the fibre optic system are still needed.

The initial cost of the construction of the one stop border post is 5.6 million dollars and the one stop border post should be ready for use in March this year.

The ambassadors’ team was led by the Norwegian Ambassador to Uganda, Alphonsis Hennekens, accompanied by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of East African Community Affairs, Edith Mwanje.

Source: New Vision

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