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  • Bid notice under open domestic bidding

    aar japan         

    Yumbe Office: P.O.Box 20 Yumbe


    23rd October, 2018




    Procurement Reference Number: AARJAPAN/WRKS/2018-19/0026/29/37

    1. Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) has allocated funds within its budget of 2018/19 to be used for the construction of staff accommodations in selected schools in Bidibidi and Imvepi Refugee settlements, Yumbe and Arua Districts respectively.

    2. AAR Japan therefore invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for construction of:

    Lot Description Location
    1 Construction of 01
    block of 05-units
    staff accommodation
    Ariwa SS
    2 Construction of 01
    block of 05-units
    staff accommodation
    Ariwa SS
    3 Construction of 01
    block of 05-units
    staff accommodation
    Imvepi SS
    4 Construction of 01
    block of 05-units
    staff accommodation
    Imvepi SS
    5 Construction of 01
    block of 05-units
    staff accommodation
    Imvepi SS
    6 Construction of 01
    block of 05-units
    staff accommodation
    7 Construction of 01
    block of 05-units
    staff accommodation
    8 Construction of 01
    block of 05-units
    staff accommodation
    9 Construction of 01
    block of 05-units
    staff accommodation

    3. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with open national bidding procedures contained in the relevant laws of the Government of Uganda. The bidding process is open to all bidders from eligible countries.

    4. The detail scope and description of the work is detailed in the bidding document.

    5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect bidding documents at the address given below through Mon – Thu, 08:00AM to 05:00PM, Fri, 08:00AM to 02:00PM.

    SENIOR ENGINEER AAR Japan, Yumbe P.O. Box 20, Yumbe, Tel. 0780403011

    6. Properly filled Bids must be delivered to the address above at or before 10.00am on 5th November, 2018. Late bids shall be rejected.

    7. Bids shall be opened in the presence of bidder’s representatives who choose to
    attend at the address above at 12.00pm on 5th November, 2018.

    8. The planned procurement schedule (subject to changes) is as below;

    Activity Date
    Publish bid notice 23rd October 2018
    Site inspection 25th October 2018
    Bid opening date 5th November 2018
    Bid closing date 5th November 2018
    Evaluation process 5th-8th November
    Contract award, display, preparation
    and signing.
    15th November 2018
    Site hand over To be

    Asuka Ishii

    Program Coordinator


  • Candidate Ejiku concedes defeat, congratulates Wadri, prays for his release

    ARUA. My dear folks and comrades, I rise up today to thank you most sincerely and congratulate you upon successfully completing the campaign for the Arua Municipality seat.


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    ARUA. Sustained gunfire greeted the arrival of slain Arua municipality Member of Parliament Maj Ibrahim Abiriga (Rtd) on Sunday as security forces clashed with wild youths.


  • Municipal hands over Arua hill ground for stadium development

    ARUA. Arua municipal council on Thursday handed over Arua hill primary school ground to Development Initiative (DI), a private company to be developed into a mini stadium.


  • 3,000 Arua pupils undergo eye screening

    ARUA. A week-long eye screening for pupils in Arua Islamic and Arua primary schools that have a combined population of 3,000 pupils winds up today with initial results indicating that several pupils have been struggling with eye defects that were neither recognized by their teachers nor their parents.


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    Due to shared interests, West Nile Web, WESTECH HUB and Geospat Analytics have taken deliberate steps to strengthen their strategic relationship.


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    What a scenery! What a land scape! (echo), this is beautiful! Our team murmured in endless choruses as the van moved about this exhilarating landscape.


  • Abiriga assassination: Museveni bans hooded motorcyclists

    ARUA. President Yoweri Museveni has banned riding motorcycles while hooded from Ugandan roads as the latest security measure to tackle high crime rate in the wake of the Friday assassination of Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Abiriga.


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    ARUA. Civil society Organizations working in Arua district have suggested that government include the day for African child in the national calendar.


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  • AIM director lauds African churches for opposing secularism

    ARUA. Dr Luke Herrin, the Africa Inland Mission (AIM) director has lauded African churches for their opposition to secularism, describing it as the most dangerous thing ever to spread from the Western World.


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    ARUA. Arua district water department has ranked Ajia as the worst sub-county in rural clean water coverage in the district.


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    ARUA. What became as Mr Sam Akuaku’s career began as the lame excuse that many parents give for buying unfitting bulky clothes for their children.


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    ARUA. School children and women have pointed an accusing finger at their fathers for relegating their responsibilities to their mothers as they spend most of earnings and time on alcohol and drugs.


  • American artists to entertain Arua residents in concert

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    ARUA. The family of the former President of Uganda, the Late Iddi Amin Dada has accused the government of plotting to grab their land through the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).


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    ARUA. The Anglican Church has dedicated 30th September a special Sunday for Uganda Christian University (UCU) that was established by the house of Bishops in 1997.


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    The district gained its name from Arua town after a declaration by former President Lukongwa Binayisa that all former provinces acquire names from their regional capitals.


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