Kabale Municipality Fails to Open Access Roads

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In short
Scovia Ayebare, a resident of Mwanjari ward in Southern division of Kabale Municipality, says the failure to open access roads has given rise to unplanned developments. According to Ayebare, the municipality has not given any explanation for the failure to open the access roads.

Kabale Municipality has failed to open up several access roads despite the fact that they were mapped out over 30 years ago. 



Some of the roads that have never been opened include Nyakabu, Mugabi, Karutusi and Lower roads. Access roads are meant to ease movement within the municipality. 
 
 
Scovia Ayebare, a resident of Mwanjari ward in Southern division of Kabale Municipality, says the failure to open access roads has given rise to unplanned developments. According to Ayebare, the municipality has not given any explanation for the failure to open the access roads. 

 
 
Macklean Batwale, a resident of Rushaki ward in the same division, says the absence of access roads cripples service delivery as some areas remain inaccessible.
 
 
 
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Benon Tumukunde, a resident of Kirigime ward says the absence of a complete road infrastructure is a big challenge to the town that is striving to become the major tourist destination in the country. 



He appeals to the authorities to open up the access roads so as to attract investments that will boost the tourism industry. Lauben Ntegyereize, the Deputy Town Clerk Municipality, blames the failure to open the access roads, on lack of funds.




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According to the recent census figures by Uganda Bureau of Statistics Kabale municipality has a population 49,667 people. 

 

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