Residents of Kabira Sub County in Rakai have this morning blocked Bikiri-Kalisizo road to protest the poor state of the road.
Residents of Kabira Sub County in Rakai have this morning blocked Bikiri-Kalisizo road to protest the poor state of the road. Early this morning, about 20 residents dug up the road, and planted banana stems, pineapples, coffee and maize to block Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of parliament from using it.
Kadaga is expected to use the road to preside over a thanks giving ceremony organized by Haruna Kasolo Kyeyune, Kyotera county Member of parliament. Zevario Birimuye, chairman Kabira Pineapple farmers says that they blocked the road as a sign of protest over the deplorable state it is in.
Birimuye says that residents find difficulty transporting their produce to the market because of the potholes in the road. He says that they want the speaker to see the difficulty that the residents suffer to deliver their merchandise to the market. Peter Muwonge, another farmer says that they can not access health services in their nearby Kalisizo and Kyotera center because of the poor road network.
The area MP, Kyeyune has not yet commented on the matter. Mathias Kasamba, the MP for Kakuto who was also invited for the thanksgiving ceremony just laughed off the residents and drove off without saying a word. Kintu Kisekulo, the area LC V councilor says that decision by the residents to block the road is a big embarrassment to the district.
Kintu is pleading with the locals to open up the road and allow the speakers attend the thanks giving function without any trouble.
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