L-R: Mr. Pius Muli (Director, Symbion (U) Limited), Mr. Francis Atoke (Solicitor General) and Mr. Christopher Gashirabake (Deputy Solicitor General and Chaiperson of the JLOS House Project Steering Committee) during the contract signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs on 24th June 2021
KAMPALA – The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has today signed a consultancy contract with M/S Symbion (U) Limited to provide consultancy services for the design, documentation review and supervision of the construction of the JLOS House project. The event held at the Ministry’s office at Baumann House on Parliament Avenue was presided over by the Solicitor General, Mr. Francis Atoke.
Below are facts and figures from today’s contract signing ceremony:
1. Consultancy contract signed for the design, documentation review and supervision of the construction of the JLOS House office park (located on Plot 98-102, Katalima Road – Naguru) and Uganda Police headquarters (located on Plot 40-96, Katalima Road – Naguru).
2. Contractor: M/S Symbion (U) Limited
3. The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to take the lead in implementation of the JLOS House project on behalf of JLOS institutions.
4. Project Beneficiary institutions: Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Judiciary (High Court), Ministry of Internal Affairs, Uganda Registration Services Bureau, Uganda Prisons, Judicial Service Commission, Uganda Law Society, Uganda Human Rights Commission, Uganda Law Reform Commission, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Tax Appeals Tribunal, Centre for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution among others.
5. The project to provide a total of 60,040 square meters (sq.) of office space and parking for over 2,300 vehicles
6. Construction to cost approx. USD $60 million (about Shs. 213.3 billion)
7. JLOS House project to save Government of Uganda a substantial amount of operational funds in rent (currently estimated at USD $6,983,949 annually for about 20,000 square meters).
8. Over the next seven (7) years, the JLOS consumptive expenditure on office space at the current rate is projected at USD $66.5m (for 20,000 sq.) and USD $199.2m (for 60,040 sq.). This is more than the projected cost of construction of the JLOS House.
9. Tender for construction expected to be issued in the 1st quarter of FY 2021/2022 (between July and September 2021).
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