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Nakaseke Abandons Metallic Signposts Over Vandalism

Koomu Ignatius Kiwanuka the LC 5 Chairperson of Nakaseke district says that the wooden signposts can serve the required time of two years for accountability and they are not vandalized like metallic signposts.

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Nakaseke district has resolved to stop erecting metallic signposts along the roads over rampant vandalism. 

The government requires that for each project or road constructed, districts are supposed to erect signposts with details of funds utilized, funders, the scope of work and contractors among others.

However, in Nakaseke, several metallic signposts erected especially along the constructed roads have been stolen a few months before works are completed.

Among the recently vandalized sign posts were erected along the roads that include Kasagga-Nkuzongere , Kalagala-Semuto, Lugogo-Timuna and Mityomere-Kabubbu among others.

Benjamin Makanga the District Secretary for works explains that vandalism leads to losses of at least 600,000 shillings for each signpost.

Makanga says that the auditors have also been faulting the district over failure to account before the public yet they erect signposts along the roads but are vandalized.

Makanga says that as result the district council sitting on Thursday approved a motion to opt for wooden signposts because they are cheap.

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Koomu Ignatius Kiwanuka  the LCV  Chairperson of Nakaseke says that the wooden signposts can serve the required time of two years for accountability and they are not vandalized like metallic signposts.

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In Kampala City, Kabuye Kyofatogabye,the State Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs says that they have also opted for plastic road signposts over rampant vandalism.

Kabuye adds that Kampala City Council Authority is also working with Police to arrest the scrape dealers who are allegedly behind the vandalism.

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Uganda National Roads Authority has also decried rampant theft of metallic signposts along the roads.

 Vandalism of road sign posts have also been blamed for rampant accidents.

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