The unit was grounded three months ago during the rehabilitation of Bukibolo - Bumasheti road, where the work was abandoned midway.
Grounded grader with flat tyers.
The Bududa district road construction
unit is grounded due to worn-out tyres. The road construction unit comprises
a water bowser, wheel loader, compactor and a grader.
The unit was grounded three months ago
during the rehabilitation of Bukibolo - Bumasheti road, where the work was
The district stopped
the works because the tyres are worn out, which affected the movement of the
The grounding of the unit has
affected road works in the district. Bududa district has over 52 roads covering
a distance of 227 kilometers, most of them in very bad shape.
Isaa Bukoma, the Bududa district Engineer,
says they need huge sums of money to fix new tyres on the grader. According to
Bukoma, each tyre costs 20 million Shillings.
He says that they have written to the Works and Transport Ministry for support
so that they can replace the old tyres in order to work on the poor roads in
Yonasan Bululu, Bududa district Vice-Chairperson, says the road
unit is always deployed to do private works, something that affects their
He however asked the ministry to support them since they
receive less funding from the central government.
“We get less money from local
revenue, which money has many other things to do,” Bululu said.
Some of the
residents like Peter Namulembwa Apollo Wenani and Grace Namono, say the road
network in the district is appalling.
The trio says they are unable to transport
their agricultural produce to the market.