Kabale district disaster management committee is looking for over 100 million shillings to clear the roads, which have been blocked by mudslides.
Kabale district disaster management committee is looking for more than 100 million shillings to repair the roads, which have been blocked by mudslides.
Major roads in the district that connect farmers to markets need rehabilitation as the mudslides have destroyed them.
Frank Ntaho, the Kabale Chief Administrative officer told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday that the district has no money to work on the roads. He says some of the roads especially in Muko Sub County need to be worked on immediately since they connect to Katuna town council and the border.
Ntaho said the district is trying to negotiate with the Ministry of Works to rehabilitate the Kabale-Kanungu floating bridge which also broke down over the weekend, under pressure of heavy stones rolling from Mafuga forests.
Heavy trucks loading timber and Irish potatoes which use the short cut to Kabale-Kisoro road from Kanungu are stranded because the route is impassable.
Mary Bebwajuba, the Kabale district Vice Chairperson, says rehabilitation of the floating bridge is too costly.
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Kabale district has no road unit to enable the district rehabilitate the blocked roads.
Bebwajuba says the district used to hire a road unit from Peter Nuwagaba, a business man in Kabale at a cost of 1 million per day.
But Bushenyi district local government increased the pay to 13 million shillings per day and the unit is now in Bushenyi rehabilitating the blocked roads there.
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Few of the affected roads are in the hands of Uganda National Roads Authorities.
Asaph Alinaitwe, an official from UNRA says the authority will rehabilitate their roads but warns that it will have to take some days.
The Saturday and Sunday heavy rain in Kabale affected more than 300 homes in Bufundi, Ikumba, Hamurwa and Muko sub-counties.
The affected sub-counties are the ones which feed the districts with Irish potatoes and other food items.
disaster management committees
rehabilitate the roads
need of 100 million shillings