By Kyamanduma Patrick
Kasese District leaders are concerned about the poor state of roads connecting the mountainous areas.
Since last year, heavy rains in Kasese district have destroyed roads and bridges making it uneasy for communication especially by the farmers who have had challenges taking their produce to the markets.
Mr. Steven Mbera, the Nyakatonzi Sub County local council three Chairperson said they have reported to the district authorities mainly on the state of the Muruti road that was last worked on about 20 years back by the then Bihandi leadership but no action has been taken, a situation he says frustrates service delivery. Mr. Mbera speaking……..
Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi, the Kasese district local council five Chairperson says the farmers risk making losses because they cannot transport their agricultural produce to market if government does not recover the damaged roads mainly in the hard-to-reach areas.
He however called for calm now that government through the ministry of works and transport was to commit over 100 million Shillings to fuel the Kasese district road equipment to work on the damaged roads.
Mr. Muhindi speaking1……
Mr. John Wakighoma, the Local council three chairperson for Kitswamba sub-county says whereas many roads had been damaged by seasonal rains, the main road to Kithoma busier market in the area had been worked on to the relief of the local community members. Mr. Wakighoma speaking…….
Earlier, Mr. Muhindi had told the media that his office had already proposed 10 roads to be taken up by central government, including, the Golf-Mahango-Kitabu, Kasika-Mbunga-Kilembe roads to relieve the district from the routine maintance expenses. Mr. Muhindi speaking2…
Ms. Neverless Mbambu, Mr. Jonathan Ndime and Nya-Kathiri like many local residents of Kisebere village in Kitholu Sub County, says that most of the community roads are in appalling condition, which has increased transport fares for both human and agricultural produce. END