Kyankwanzi District Launches New Road Unit

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Residents in Kyankwanzi district are demanding urgent rehabilitation of roads as the district commissions the recently acquired road unit. Kyankwanzi district on Wednesday launched the road unit with rehabilitation works on the 14.5 kilometre Katanabirwa-Ntunda road stretch in Butemba town council.

Residents in Kyankwanzi district are demanding urgent rehabilitation of roads as the district commissions the recently acquired road unit.

Kyankwanzi district on Wednesday launched the road unit with rehabilitation works on the 14.5 kilometre Katanabirwa-Ntunda road stretch in Butemba town council.

Residents now demand that the road should not be the only one to benefit from the new road equipment but also others especially those in the villages.

Abdul Tifu, a farmer from Ntunda in Nsambya Sub County, says that this time round leaders should have no excuses but to fix the roads with the new equipment.

The farmer says traders have for long cheated them by buying their produce cheaply complaining of the impassable roads especially during the rainy season. Tifu says the time is now for the roads to be rehabilitated.

Seventy-year old Stanley Nsubuga, a resident of Katanabirwa trading centre in Butemba town council, warns against mismanagement of the road unit so that it can benefit the district.

Leopold Ddamulira Kinene, the Kyankwanzi district Local Council Five Chairman, reveals that the district has embarked on a vigorous campaign to rehabilitate all roads now that they have the means.

Kinene explains that all along the district has been struggling to work on roads in the absence of their own road unit. He says last financial year only 46 out of the 132 kilometres of the road network in the district, was rehabilitated.

Meanwhile there was excitement in Butemba town on Wednesday as bodaboda cyclists led a procession with the new road unit, through the town streets.

The Kyankwanzi road unit includes a grader, a tipper lorry, a double cabin pickup and a tractor.