SBI International On the Spot over Shoddy Work

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Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale LC V chairperson says the district leadership is concerned at the rate at, which the road is peeling off at Heisesero in Muko Sub County near Lake Bunyonyi and Bwindi Trading center in Inkumba Sub County.

SBI international, a road construction firm is under the spot for alleged shoddy work on Kabale-Kisoro Road. SBI international was contracted by government to construct Kabale-Kisoro road. However, Kabale district officials claim that some sections of the new road have started peeling off. They also claim that the road has developed cracks in Muko and Ikumba sub counties.

Pastori Twinomuhangi, the LC V councilor Muko sub county says the company filled soil in swaps, which compromised the quality of work. Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale LC V chairperson says the district leadership is concerned at the rate at, which the road is peeling off at Heisesero in Muko Sub County near Lake Bunyonyi and Bwindi Trading center in Inkumba Sub County.
 
He says there is urgent need to attend to the road which links Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo.

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Keihwa says they are also worried that their district may be cut off from Kisoro if the road is left to waste away each passing day.
  
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 Keihwa has SBI international to redo the sections of the road, which are spoilt saying its reputation is at stake.
 
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Robert Byekwaso, the Kabale UNRA Station engineer says they are following up the concerns raised by district officials. He says plans are underway to engage the contractors to ensure that the mess is addressed. SBI international could not be reached by our reporter for a comment on the matter

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

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