NEBBI. Nebbi municipal council through a Public Private Partnership has commissioned a multi-billion construction of a taxi and bus terminal project.

This, officials said is aimed at decongesting the town and improving revenue collection base.

Speaking during the handover ceremony of the site to the contractor at Nebbi red stadium ground over the weekend, the project officer who is also the municipal deputy to town Clark Mr Maliki Drakuma noted that the shs 3billion project is expected to take three months to complete.

He said for long the municipality has faced the challenge of congestion which has seen buses and taxis operating on streets putting the lives of residents and traders at risk.

“A total of 505 lockups will be constructed round the park and this will be done by individuals who have taken the initiative to partner with us and develop this town”, he said.

The Mayor Nebbi municipality Mr Geoffrey Ngeriker said since Nebbi became a district in 1974, the level of development has been slow, he said it’s high time the people of Nebbi forgot their differences and worked together to develop the district.

“As we welcome this project, I believe there is a need for us all to be in charge of our town if we are to develop it together to a greater height and not only depend on government”, Ngeriker said.

He said the park will also be used as a market centre for the next two years since in July; the main market will be demolished to pave way for the construction of a standard market.

The Nebbi resident district commissioner (RDC) Mr Robert Abak applauded the leadership of Nebbi municipality for their wisdom of engaging private partners in building the municipality.

He noted that as leaders and duty bearers, they should appreciate public private partners because it is the only solution to quick development since governments have limited resources.

Ms Jane Anena, one of the beneficiaries said the partnership is good because all need to contribute towards the development of the municipality.