Members of parliament have blasted government for failing to rehabilitate the roads it took over from local governments last year.
The MPs say despite the fact that parliament allocated shilling 480 billion for the road works in the 2009/2010 financial year most of the roads have remained impassable.
The MPs argue that because of the bad roads several farmers in the countrywide are unable to access markets for their produce.
Ben Wacha, Oyam North Member of Parliament says that the situation has worsened with the onset of the rain season.
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Mbale Municipality MP, Jack Wamanga Wamai said his municipality is almost cut off from other districts because of the impassable roads.
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Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, the speaker of Parliament could not equally hide his frustration over the bad road. According to Ssekandi, the legislators thought that the state of the roads would improve when government takes over roads under the local government.
During the second half of the 2009/2010 financial year parliament approved shillings 116 billion for the maintenance of national roads.
Government has provided up to two trillion shillings for Roads since the establishment of the Uganda National Roads Authority but many roads are still impassable.
Transport State Minister, Engineer John Byabagambi explains that most of the roads have not been worked on because of procurement delays. He has promised to provide a detailed statement on Thursday.