The district received about 80million Shillings from the central government for road rehabilitation this quarter. The money, according to the district chairman Muhammad Kateregga, was used to procure culverts among other materials to fix some of the roads.
Up to five vehicles stuck at Mazigo, at the time URN visited the area, situated 10 kilometers to Bukakata landing site, where the ferries connecting to Kalangala dock. Kateregga Masakate, a health worker based in Kalangala district says the state of the road is complicating transport in the area as several vehicles cannot maneuver through the road.
Joy Walusimbi, the Masaka RDC, says there is no reason for residents to protest and block the road, saying they have consulted Allen Kagina, the Executive Director Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA who has assured them that work will start soon.
Opiro says the construction will begin in October after the government valuer has verified the claims and compensation paid out to the affected people.
f thousands of people who will be affected by the road construction
Most of the tea is grown by outgrowers in Kambuga and Mpungu. But Byaruhanga says that green leaf tea worth more than 300 million shillings was left to waste, because the buyers could not access the tea collection centers in the rainy season.