KABALE- Residents and political leaders in Kamwezi Sub County in Rukiga district are protesting the poor state of Muhanga – Kyogo – Kamwezi road.
The 20.1-kilometer road connects the parishes of Kigara, Kashekye, Kibanda and Kyabuhangwa. The road also connects to the Uganda-Rwanda border at Rwamatunguru.
The Kyogo parish councilor, Mujuni Munyambabazi, said that the road is impassable due to potholes and huge stones strewn all over the road hindering transport to and from Muhanga.
He wonders why the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has deliberately failed to repair the road.
Samuel Twinobusingye, a resident of Kacucu in Kigara parish says that for the last two weeks he has failed to transport his goods from Kamwezi to Muhanga since the boda-boda cyclists have since increased the transport fare.
The Kamwezi sub county LC III chairperson, Tedson Niwagaba said that the road has been worsened by the current rains. He said that those with vehicles have started fearing using the road due to its poor state especially at Bigaga and Omunkore. Niwagaba added that their pleas to UNRA have not yielded anything.
The UNRA Engineer for Kabale Station, Augustine Kabanda told our reporter on the phone that they are aware of the poor state of the road.
Kabanda explained that UNRA has signed a contract with the company he did declined to reveal and will soon start working on the road.
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