The contest emerged after the creation of Kitagwenda district in 2019, a result of which, the new leadership demarcated the 450-hectare quarry as part of Kanara Sub County, rejecting an earlier report which placed the quarry in Nkongoro parish which is part of Kamwenge district.
The poor state of the road has recently triggered protests from residents, especially farmers and bodaboda riders. The resident said that the road is filled with potholes and galleys and becomes so slippery, especially during the rainy season.
According to the residents, the heavy rains that caused floods started on Friday at 8pm till Saturday morning. They also destroyed acres of food crops such as beans, maize,
cassava, bananas, sweet potatoes and washed away over 70 houses.
William Sharpe Tumwiine, the UNRA Project Manager, says although the relocation of water pipes is supposed to be done by Armpass Technical Services, NWSC is demanding Shillings 24 million as supervision fees.
The 17-kilometer road connects two parishes of Kyakanyemera and Nyakahama in Kahunge Sub County, and it was repaired by the district about two weeks ago at tune of 21 million shillings from Uganda Road Fund (URF).
Engineer Chris Manyindo, the Project Manager from Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, says they use the money from government to complete the remaining 55 percent of the road works. He says World Bank has contributed Shillings 60 billion of the Shilling 120 billion needed for the road works before it pulled out from the project.
The Motion had been tabled by Rev. Samuel Mugisha Katugunda, the district chairperson of Kiruhura district before the Uganda Local Government Association (ULGA) conference held in Kamwenge district.But ULGA regional chairperson for Western Uganda Benon Karyeija suspended the discussion saying it was a disservice to the technical staff and ULGA members who do not subscribe to the NRM.
Councilors accuse the technical officers led by the Chief Administrative Officer, Owen Muhenda Rujumba, of failing to present any accountability on the royalties since Hima Cement started extracting limestone in the district in 2009.