The Finance Ministry has postponed all plans to upgrade Rural Roads this financial year.
At the start of this financial year, the central government took over the rehabilitation 10,000 stretches of rural roads across the country.
But the finance ministry has suspended this activity on grounds that there is no sufficient money to fund the initiative.
Fred Jachan Omach, the finance state minister in Charge of General duties said the Uganda National Roads Authority will begin work during the next financial year.
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Works Minister , John Nasasira, last month sent a circular to the Chief Administrative officers informing them about the about the changes.
The communication has however angered several members of Parliament most of who are worried about the poor state of roads in their constituencies.
Kasilo County MP, Elijah Okupa and Nathan Byanyima, the Bukanga Sub-county MP described the finance ministry's decision as unrealistic. They questioned why the road fund can't raise the money needed to upgrade the roads.
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The MPS say most roads are impassable and the local governments have no money to improve them.
Omach said the road fund started operating from early January and has been allocated money to set up the structures, before it can fully start operating.