The 66km road was last rehabilitated between 2008 and 2009 by the Government. Despite several appeals to the government, the road is still in a bad state. It is filled with many potholes, the road is also very narrow.
Geoffrey Byamugisha, a resident of Bukinda Sub County in Rukiga district, says while the commissioning the highway president, Yoweri Museveni told them that it would last for 25 years without any cracks. He however, says to his surprise the road has developed cracks just under five years after completion.
The over 170 kilometer road connects the towns of Soroti, the largest town in Teso sub-region, to Moroto, the largest town in the Karamoja sub-region and ends at Lokitanyala, another border point between Uganda and Kenya.
The money totaling 41.3 million Shillings was given to the Sub County in compensation for developments that will be affected by the construction of Masindi-Butiaba road. The affected developments include a sugar plantation and trees occupying over two acres of land, and a market in Karongo Village.
According to a letter issued Tuesday by the UNRA regional manager Felix Geria Osoa, the two billboards have reduced the minimum visibility of traffic regulations to road users which he said contravenes the statutory instruments of 2017 No. 44.
Mark Ssali the Spokesperson of Uganda National Roads Authority told URN that much as Karuma is an old bridge, most of the accidents on this spot are often caused by the drivers by either driving recklessly or using mechanically dangerous vehicles.
The bridge has a galloping hole in the middle, a broken center pillar, and a three-quarter-way broken eastern end, posing a threat to both motorists and pedestrians traveling along Arua-Terego-Yumbe-Moyo road. The bridge was built in 1964 and has not received any repairs to date.
Justice Gidudu ruled that prosecution team led by Sarah Birungi; the Director of Legal Affairs in the Inspectorate of Government has proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the group had a role to play in the scam that resulted in a financial loss of 24.7 billion shillings for the government of Uganda.
A Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA official and the Masaka Municipal engineer have boycotted a committee investigating alleged fraud and poor state of roads in Masaka district. On Friday Members of Parliament from Masaka district who sit on the district road Committee started investigating how monies under the Uganda Road Fund were utilised. Last financial year, Masaka district got at least 1.1 billion shillings from Uganda Road Fund of which 950 million shillings went to Masaka Municipality.
During the plenary session chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, MPs debated the National Economy committee report that had okayed borrowing from Africa Development Bank ADB a sum of 329 billion Shillings and another 216 billion Shillings for the project.
In the report, the Auditor General, John Muwanga questioned the process in which Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA awarded the US 479m contract for the construction of Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway to the Chinese firm without competitive bidding.