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Rehabilitation of Major Road in Fort Portal City Starts

The road connects Fort Portal City to Harugongo and Kichwamba sub-counties and also leads to the government-owned Mountains of the Moon University, Muhooti Barracks, and Katojo Prison.
19 Nov 2021 12:08
Fort portal grader working on milllane road allegedly in a sorry state

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Rehabilitation works of major roads in Fort Portal have started. One of the key roads is Mill Lane road.

The road connects Fort Portal City to Harugongo and Kichwamba sub-counties and also leads to the government-owned Mountains of the Moon University, Muhooti Barracks, and Katojo Prison.

The maintenance comes a day after road users threatened to block the road. According to residents, the road is impassable, with huge potholes damaging their vehicles and hosting dangerous accident hot spots for both pedestrians and motorists.

Joram Kinuge, the Secretary for Works says they embarked on routine maintenance on the road following the public outcry over the impassability of the road.

Kinuge says that the road will be fully rehabilitated under the UgandaSupport to Municipal Infrastructure Development- USMID program. 

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According to the Fort Portal City Principal Engineer Herbert Kaihura,  the works have been contracted to the China Railway 18 Company Limited.

Edison Asaba Ruyonga, the City Mayor attributed the delays of the road works to inadequate funding from the Central government.

Monday Busobozi says that the works are a sigh of relief. He says that due to the poor state of the road, accidents along the road were also becoming rampant while during rainy seasons it becomes impassable. 

Amon Birungi says the rehabilitation of the road is timely owing to the threats the road has been posing to the life of the users. Birungi also says some Boda Boda cyclists overcharge him when he is transporting merchandise from Fort Portal town to his shop because of the bad road.

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