Residents of Kyebando along Gayaza Road have vowed to go on strike again if the repairs on the road are not completed in a month's time.
The threat was made during a meeting between the residents and officials from the Ministry of Works, the police force and Multiplex Limited, the company carrying out the road repairs.
On Tuesday traders in Kyebando turned violent during a demonstration to protest against the manner in which the road repairs were being conducted. They were angry that the large cloud of dust from the murram spread on the road was turning customers away from their shops. They also complained that their children were suffering respiratory diseases because of the dust.
The residents engaged in running battles with anti-riot police on Tuesday. Some people were injured in the scuffle and property was destroyed.
During a meeting to resolve the conflict over the road repairs, the Kyebando residents demanded that Multiplex Limited regularly sprinkle water on the road to put down the dust. They also asked that proper drainage channels be built to contain the excess water.
Moses Ndege-Bbosa the Managing Director of Multiplex agreed to the demands.
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The Ministry of Works gave Multiplex Limited the contract to repair Gayaza Road last year and work started on January 27th.
Bbosa said his company is still at the stage at which it mixes murram and lime on the road to form a stable base. He said tarmacking of the road will begin in the next two weeks.
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