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Community Decries Delayed Completion of Bishop Tucker Road

Mukono Municipality authoritoes embarked on the roadworks after community outcry about the countless potholes and dust on the 4km stretch. The work that started in November 2020 was supposed to end in January 2021 with upon completion of earthworks, bituminous and drainage seals.
Parts of the road in question where the contractor had to construct proper trenches.

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Residents along Bishop Tucker Road in Mukono Municipality have decried the delayed completion of construction works on the road, which stretches from Bishop stage via Uganda Christian University-UCU to Bugujju in Mukono town.

Mukono Municipality authorities embarked on the roadworks after community outcry about the countless potholes and dust on the 4km stretch. The work that started in November 2020 was supposed to end in January 2021 upon completion of earthworks, bituminous and drainage seals.

The contract was awarded to Al-Mubarak Contracting Limited at a cost of 1.5 billion Shillings. But almost six months after the set date, a number of segments at the constructed section are shoddily covered. For instance, a section joining the main road at the Kampala-Jinja highway is unsealed whereas a segment along the UPDF detach remains undone.

George William Ssemakula, a trader operating on the roadside opposite UCU’s first gate appeals to the contractor to use this lockdown period to complete the road when there is limited traffic by both motorists and pedestrians.

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Eng. David Kivumbi, the Director of Facilities and Capital Projects at Uganda Christian University notes that since 2010 they have been in discussion with the Municipal Council over the works on the road in vain. He appeals to the contractor to offer them the best service to end the need for filling potholes with murram that easily erodes.

“Apart from the businesses done along the road, the uneven, dusty road negatively affects the image of our campus risks pedestrians and students travelling to classes as they dodge vehicles weaving in and out of potholes,” Kivumbi notes.

However, Municipal Engineer Josiah Sserunjogi appeals to community adding that they are working with the central government to ensure that the construction works on the road is complete.

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