The delayed compensation of over 1,000 residents of Kikongi parish in
Bwambara sub-county in Rukungiri district has slowed the tarmacking of Rukungiri-Kanungu-Ishasha
President, Yoweri Museveni commissioned the tarmacking of the 78.5km road
stretched valued at Shillings 207.8 billion in December 2018. The project is being
executed by China Henan International Corporation under the supervision of
Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA.
The project is co-funded by African
Development Bank and government of Uganda under the road sector support project
V-RSSP V. The road works were expected to be completed within a period of 3 years. However, the delayed
compensation of the Projected Affected Persons-PAPs has delayed the progress of
Sayuni Bernada, one of the affected residents in Kikongi parish,
says he will not leave his house until he is compensated.
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Doreen Kyoshabire and
Liberty Kisakyakatonda, both residents of Kikongi parish say their pieces of
land were marked and valued last year but they haven’t received any
//Cue in “And liberty on delayed.
The Rujumbura County
Member of Parliament, Fred Turyamuhweza, who is also the Chairperson Rukungiri
Roads Committee, called for calm from residents noting that he has already
notified UNRA to expedite the compensation of residents.
He assured residents
that the compensation exercise will commence in August this year since UNRA is
expected to receive money next month.
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The Rukungiri Woman Member of Parliament, Betty Bamukwasa Muzanira asked
residents to prepare their documents including the National IDs for a clear