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Delayed Rehabilitation of Kabale-Rushebeya Road Irks Residents

Area residents argue that parts of the road are now impassable due to deep potholes. The most affected parts are Kangondo, Mukambu-kendengye, Kitwe, and Nyamukono in Rukiga Town Council. Part of the road was also destroyed by landslides in Butobere Central Division and Muyumbu in Kyanamira sub-county, Kabale district.
22 May 2020 13:16
One of the affected part of the road (Photo Credit Samuel Amanya)

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The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has been faulted for delaying the rehabilitation of the Kabale-Rushebeya road. The 21-kilometre road connects Kabale and Rukiga districts and Muhanga-Kisizi-Kebisoni Road.

Area residents argue that parts of the road are now impassable due to deep potholes. The most affected parts are Kangondo, Mukambu-kendengye, Kitwe, and Nyamukono in Rukiga Town Council.  Part of the road was also destroyed by landslides in Butobere Central Division and Muyumbu in Kyanamira sub-county, Kabale district.

Pius Rwakimari, the Kabale district councillor representing Kyanamira Sub County says that the affected parts in Muyumbu and Butobere have hindered transportation of goods.

Eddie Mugisha, the district councillor representing Rwamucucu Sub-county, says that efforts by Rukiga district leaders to petition UNRA to intervene have failed to yield results. Mugisha adds that UNRA officials also rarely carry out supervision on the road.

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Cue out…twaba turagambanabo.”//

Two residents; Willy Ziridamu Butatera and Christopher Rushamba say that huge potholes at Mukambu-kendengye, Kitwe, Kangondo and Nyamukono forced road users to abandon the road to the nearby alternative small road that passes up in the hill from Kangondo connecting to Rushebeya.

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Fred Kwesiga, Kitwa village LCI Chairman in Rukiga town council says that they are tired of repeatedly asking UNRA to rehabilitate the affected parts in vain.

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Cue out: …tutakazikyire omuntu.”//

Engineer Augustine Kabanda, UNRA manager in- charge of Kabale station attributes the delay on rehabilitating the road to lack of equipment. He says that the equipment is being used to work on the Kabale- Ntungamo road which was destroyed by floods two weeks ago.

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