Government wants to mandate parish chiefs to issue certificate of commencement of building construction
Government wants to mandate parish chiefs to issue certificate of commencement of building construction in the new proposed physical planning amendment bill 2018, to address issues the quality of physical planning and its enforcement.
The proposal is being fronted by government as parliament’s committee on physical infrastructure is handling the bill.
The minister of state for urban Development Isaac Isanga Musumba while appearing before the committee chaired by Bbale county mp Wilson Kumama Nsamba said that every person who wishes to construct a building shall have a building site certificate before commencing construction.
The certificate to be granted by the parish chief shall be issued after a site visit and shall bear in mind accessibility .orderliness, structure of building, orientation of building ,garbage disposal among others.
Upon application for a site certificate a perish chief is required to issue it within three days and any delay the developer shall appeal to the sub county chief to avoid further delay .
However the member of parliament for Busongola north William Nzoughu contested the proposal saying that the parish chiefs academic qualifications are lacking and they would not serve to expected standards which the minister challenged also noting that most of the parish chiefs are diploma holders who can perform in ensuring proper physical planning in their areas.