Michael Kwarikunda Mbareeba, a resident of Hamuhonga in Kitojo parish, Rwamucucu sub-county, says that the state of the road network in the district is so wanting. According to Kwarikunda, even the available roads are in a sorry state due to the lack of renovation. He says that the roads are always muddy and slippery whenever it rains and very dusty on sunny days.
Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere, Rukiga district LC5 Chairman and also a resident of Uganda-Rwanda border sub county of Kamwezi says that locals in Kamwezi are still blocked from crossing to Rwanda to sell their agricultural produce like they used to be before the impasse.
The Program was launched in August 2019 as part of the government’s strategies to transform 68 per cent of Ugandan homesteads from subsistence to market-oriented production. Rukiga district received 560 million Shillings to benefit 18 Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization or Society (SACCO) with 636 benefiting groups.
Benson Mugarara, a resident of Kitunga parish says travelling from Kitunga trading center to Muhanga is now very expensive. He says they currently pay between Shillings 4000 and 5000 from Shillings 2000 they paid –previously. He wants the district to come to their rescue and fix the poor road network.
However, three of the youth leaders have sold the heifers to Kamwezi Sub County Chairperson Teddyson Niwagaba. Those who have allegedly sold include Youth Chairperson Gibbs Barigayomwe, Female Youth Councilor Barbra Ainebyoona and Secretary for sports Unity Nyeturiize.