Construction of the 3 Kilometers roads that started last month has since stalled on the 0.27 Kilometers- Kms Wanyama Bony road, and 0.65 Kms Ekaka road after residents constructed residential houses, wall fences on the road reserve. The owners of the structures are demanding compensation before works can proceed.
of two roads in Busia Municipality under the Uganda Support to Municipal
Infrastructure Development- USMID have stalled over the structures in the road reserve.
of the 3 Kilometers roads that started last month has since stalled on the 0.27
Kilometer Wanyama Bony road, and 0.65 Kms Ekaka road after residents
constructed residential houses, wall fences in the road reserve. The owners of
the structures are demanding compensation before works can proceed.
Paul Wabwire, the Busia Municipal Engineer says that the buildings on the road
reserves have hindered the road works. He says that the contractor, Dott
Services had planned to demolish the structures, but the owners refused.
the local leaders to first sensitize residents to understand the project and
allow the contractor to proceed and demolish the buildings.
Peter Oluka, the Busia Municipality physical planner attributed the challenge
to failure to put in place a physical plan and as a result, authorities are now
struggling to control the unplanned and uncoordinated physical developments
taking place especially in the urban areas.
Oluka, most of the old buildings on the road reserves were constructed in the late
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that they have come up with a new 20-year physical plan that will help the
authorities make informed decisions affecting the social, economic, and
physical growth of the municipality.
Agele, the Busia Municipality Mayor says that they are in discussions with the
owners of the structures and the responses are so far positive.