Mr. Herbert Lutwama, the Mukono District Engineer says the only way through which new industries and projects can attain a working license is by adhering to the necessary laws and guidelines.
This comes after multiple investor proposals have been rejected by district officials even after they believed to have presented the required qualifications to get into business.
Due to pressure resulting from the unfortunate parties, the district Engineer decided to emphasize their reasons for not granting the greatly needed approves to investors as he said;
“We have not refused to approve the project but we want the right things to be done and the projects must comply with the Building Act of 2013, National Environment Management Authority Act 2019, Regulations of 2020, and in compliance with Physical Planning Act 2010.”
Last week, a section of investors petitioned Minister Evelyn Anite pointing fingers at the district officials for allegedly blocking their fifteen million dollars tourism-related project. To this, the Minister replied with a venom-filled response as she said;
“This is unacceptable. If there are any issues in the submitted plans, let those matters be resolved without any delays. Investments must be approved without delays. How can we achieve the middle-income status when some people are busy blocking investments?” said the Minister.
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However, it seems like the only solution for the hungry investors is to go through protocol so that their multi-million investment project can be approved to help the local Ugandans and provide the country with revenue.