Police in Buikwe have recovered a set of road signs vandalized over the past few months.
The roads signs were recovered this morning in a workshop located in Kyabagu zone in Mbiko.
Working on a tip, police raided the workshop in the wee hours of the morning and recovered various signposts.
Ivan Luboyera, the workshop owner on seeing the police fled his workshop and is still at large.
Some of the road signpost found in his workshop read ‘diversion ahead' ‘Speed limit 20 Km' ‘Black spot 200 meters ahead. Police also recovered several signposts advertising different companies.
Samson Lubega, the South Eastern regional spokesperson, says the sign post have been taken to police as exhibits.
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Dan Alinange, the spokesperson, Uganda Nataional Roads Authority, says vandalism of road signs along highways in Uganda is on the increase. Most damage has been felt on the New Hoima road where 100 signs were stolen in one night, Entebbe road, Iganga – Bugiri highway and the by pass in Kampala.
According to Alinange, Currently 2 billion shillings has been set aside to replace stolen road signposts in Uganda.
Recently heavy heavy-duty culverts on Mpologoma Bridge along Tirinyi road were vandalised. The Bridge has cost 100 million shillings to be repaired.
UNRA Spokesperson says measures are being sought to replace metallic signs.
Signposts are most often vandalized for making charcoal stoves, improvising windows.
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