Flooding Cuts off Kamuli-Buyende Road

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Residents accuse ETATS Uganda limited, which was contracted to maintain road of abandoning it.

Kamuli - Buyende road has become impassable because of flooding. The road is full of gullies and potholes, which have rendered it impassable.

Kamuli - Buyende road is used by heavy trucks that ferry fish, sugarcane, livestock and other agricultural produce. The 68 kilometer road stretch connects to Bukungu, Nkondo, Kagulu, Bugaya, Buyende and Kidera.

Residents accuse ETATS Uganda limited, which was contracted to maintain road of abandoning it. Robert Musoke, a resident of Buyende district says the contractor only stopped at bush clearing.

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Michael Kanaku, the Buyende District LC V Chairman says there is nothing they can do since the affected road section is under Uganda National Road Authority-UNRA.
 
Edward Balidawa Kafufu, the Chairman Busoga Tourism Expo says the poor state of the road has taken a toll on tourism. Kamuli - Buyende road connects to Iyingo, Kagulu and Bukungu tourism sites.

Mark Ssali, the UNRA spokesperson says a team led by their area engineer has already inspected the road. He says the team established that there is need to upgrade between 3-15 kilometers of the road.
 
He says they also need to replace some culverts that were swept away. According to Ssali, ETATS has accepted to work on the road urgently. URN couldn't independently verify the claims since our reporter found ETATS offices on Plot 26A Nile Crescent closed.