The deteriorating condition of the Kamusiza-Kabimbiri and Nyaruziba-Nyakashebeya roads in Kasyambya subcounty, Rukiga district, is causing distress among users.
The Kamusiza-Kabimbiri road links Kashambya, Rwamucucu, and Bukinda sub-counties. It serves as an alternative route to the Muhanga-Kisizi-Kebisoni road, connecting Rukiga and Rukungiri districts. Meanwhile, the Nyaruziba-Nyakashebeya road connects Nyakashebeya and Rutengye parishes,
Kashambya Health Center III, sub-county headquarters, and Nyakashebeya Health Centre II. Unfortunately, users report that these roads are practically impassable.
According to John Byamukama and Spencer Asiimwe, the most affected sections are the Hakarindi and Nyaruziba bridges, perpetually flooded. They highlight that this issue has persisted for over two years. Consequently, locals who are reluctant to navigate the waters end up paying boda boda riders between 2000 to 3000 shillings for assistance.
The roads, riddled with potholes, have severely disrupted transportation of goods in the area. They accuse the Rukiga district authorities of turning a blind eye to the situation.
Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere, the Rukiga District LC5 Chairman, mentioned in a phone interview with our reporter that they are cognizant of the challenge and affirmed plans are in progress to rehabilitate the roads.