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Ntungamo Needs UGX 170M for Road Repairs

Ntungamo District local government is in need of 170 million Uganda Shillings to repair roads that were recently destroyed by heavy rains.
Hon Micheal Timuzigu assists residents to do community work on the destroyed bridge.

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Ntungamo District local government is in need of 170 million Uganda Shillings to repair roads that were recently destroyed by heavy rains.

Torrential rains that have hit the country this year have destroyed several roads across many districts including Ntungamo.

Prosper Butuubura, Ntungamo District Engineer, says transport has been heavily affected since about 684 kilometres of roads across the district have been destroyed by the rains.

Butuubura says that the district team has assessed 11 roads that were destroyed and others had their bridges washed away. He says the district will need about 170 million shillings to repair the roads.

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Butuubura says the district receives 200 million Shillings every three months as Road fund  to maintain the entire 684 kilometres of road network.

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Butuubura says the district has no money and has received communication that they will not receive the funds for this quarter.

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He said that the most affected roads include; Rwashamaire- Rwahi, Omungyenyi -Kashanda, Katinda -Kagarama as well as Kamunyiga- Rujumo and Bwongyera.

Denis Singahache, Ntungamo District Chairperson, says that the district will either write to the central government asking for emergency funds or the get a loan to fix the roads.

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Robert Kamusiime Budidi, a resident of Nombe Cell along the Katinda Kagarama road, says that they need urgent help because the rains caused a lot of damage. 

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Amon Musiime, chairperson LC 1 Nombe Cell says that the road is used by about 10,000 people because it is the shortest route to the Ntungamo-Kabale highway where they sell their produce.

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