Kiruhura Residents Fault Leaders on Poor State of Roads

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The most affected roads include Kitura-Kashonji road that connects Kiruhura to Ibanda district and Kitura –Kyenshama- Rwemamba and Nyabushozi road that connect Kiruhura to Mbarara district.

Residents of Kashonji and Kitura sub counties in Nyabushozi county Kiruhura district are up in arms over the sorry state of their roads.
 
The residents claim they no longer access markets for their produce since the roads are in a state of disrepair and nearly impassable.
 
The most affected roads include Kitura-Kashonji road that connects Kiruhura to Ibanda district and Kitura –Kyenshama- Rwemamba and Nyabushozi road that connect Kiruhura to Mbarara district.
 
Twinamasiko Nicklaus, a resident of Kitura Sub County, says the major roads that connects five sub counties in Kiruhura district are in a deplorable state.
 
Twinamasiko says they have on several occasions pleaded with the district authorities to grade the roads in vain.
 
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Ronald Nabasa, a dairy farmer who transports milk from Kashonji to Kampala through Kitura Nyabushozi route, claims that ever since the road became impassable three months ago he has lost 10m shillings from his milk going bad.
 
Nabasa calls upon the district authorities to utilize the road units parked at the district headquarters in Rushere town to repair the roads before the roads become irreparable.
 
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Nyabushozi is known for cattle keeping and farmers use the said roads to transport cattle and bi products to markets in Kampala and South Sudan.
 
Rev. Samuel Katugunda, the Kiruhura district chairperson, assures locals that now that the government has released money to fuel the recently donated graders, road construction is set to commence.
 
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The Government of Uganda last year secured and supplied graders and other road units to the districts to have feeder roads worked on.
 
But ever since the distribution of road equipment, the districts have not been using them to open up roads that are impassable due to what leaders termed as lack of finances to fuel the graders.
 
But the Minister for the Presidency Frank Tumwebaze said the Government had released money to all districts in the country to work on their roads. He asked district leaders to task the Uganda road fund heads to explain why they have delayed to release the road funds to them.
 
In August 2008, Parliament passed the Uganda Road Fund Act, with the object of financing routine and periodic maintenance of all public roads undertaken by designated agencies based on   funds generated from road user charges.

 

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