Charles Kalinaki, the UNRA Project Manager for the road construction however says the majority of the affected persons have already been compensated. He says it’s quite strange that even those who have already been paid have joined the protest in solidarity with a few individuals whose payments are pending.
Bussi Island, which is 10kilometers away from Entebbe town, remains secluded and visibly detached from the rest of Wakiso district because of poor physical infrastructure and lack of proper transport means.
One of the roads that have been queried includes the four-lane highway Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, which was cost up to USD 9.3 million per kilometre. The 51-kilometer road, whose total cost is calculated at 1.7 trillion Shillings, has been highlighted as the costliest road project among low to middle-income countries.
Nakkazzi notes that they are in the process of engaging the complainants to reach a consensus on the matter. The affected families declined to speak to URN, saying they cant discuss their issues in the media.
Godfrey Kayemba Afaayo, the Mayor Masaka Municipality, says they decided to contract Star Group because Traminco Uganda Limited, which is handling the construction of Edward Avenue, Buddu Street, Jesserby and Kabula Street drainage has delayed to complete the works.
There is massive disruption to businesses in Entebbe due to roadworks on the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway. Work on the expressway is now reaching Entebbe and as a result hundreds of premises along the way are being pulled down.
The companies to which money was advanced include China Railway 18th Group 12.9billion, China Railway No.3 Group 12.9billion, Zhongmei Engineering 96.5billion, China Railway No.5 Group 8.4billion and Chongqing International Construction Company 7billion.
Speaking in Kiswahili, Poni says, Constructing the road is not a bad thing. We want the road to be wide and after the construction, this place will look nice. They dont disturb me. When they come with their vehicles they tell me, mum push in front for us to pass.
Ahmed Awoii, the Acting Station engineer Soroti area, Uganda National Road Authority UNRA, says they have opened the road to traffic after completing repairs on the bridge. According to Awoii, heavy trucks now safely use the Soroti - Moroto road.
Although the property of the affected people was valued, they have not yet received payment from UNRA. Joseph Eguma, a resident of Adroyi village in Ayelembe Vurra Sub County Arua district, says the Authority only stopped at collecting their details.
On June 4, 2015, President Yoweri Museveni delivered the State of the Nation Address at Serena Conference Centre before Parliament. The speech is ahead of the reading of the budget next week. We bring you a few photos from the event.
Uganda Radio network has found at least 15 inmates digging trenches along Edward Avenue near Ssese and Kabula Street. Uganda Radio Network reporter monitored these inmates and found out that they spent 10 hours digging these trenches nonstop.
The actual construction work to tarmac the 256km highway from Masindi Port in Apac district to the South Sudan is set to begin next financial year. The road stretches through Apac, Lira, Pader and Kitgum districts.