Works Minister: Gov't to Tarmac Bukakata Road

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John Byabagambi, the state minister for Works and Transport says that the construction of the 44 Kilo meter road stretch is expected to start soon.

Government has secured an undisclosed amount of money from the Islamic Development Bank-IDP to tarmac the Masaka–Bukakata road. John Byabagambi, the State Minister for Works and Transport says that the construction of the 44 Kilo meter road stretch is expected to start soon.

The revelation by the minister comes a few weeks, after Florence Namayanja, the Bukoto South East Member of parliament threatened to mobilize residents to protest the appalling state of the road. Namayanja accused government of deliberately refusing to repair the road in an attempt to marginalize her electorate.


Masaka- Bukakata road is used by residents to transport fish and agricultural produce to the markets. John Byabagambi, the state minister for Works and Transport says that they have started redesigning the road to pave way for its re-construction. He explains that the construction will start within a space of two months.

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Joseph Lubega, the Bukakata sub county LC3 Chairman has welcomed the promise by government to work on the road within the next two months. He says currently travelers waste a lot of time on the road because of the huge potholes.

Lubega says that traveling along the Masaka-Bukakata road is hazardous because passengers end up getting cough because of the heavy dust. He appeals to government to expedite the tamacking of the road to ease transport.


He also argues that once complete, Bukata-Masaka road will be the first tarmac road in his sub county.

 

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Edward Bindhe
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Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.