Byamugisha however, says that funding started declining without clear reasons. He says that this financial year, Kabale Municipality only received Shillings 600million, which cannot adequately cater for the road maintenance works.
of the road fund is hindering road maintenance in Kabale Municipality, according to the local
Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha, the Mayor of Kabale Municipality explains
that by the time he was voted into power in 2016, Kabale
Municipality was receiving Shillings 1billion from the road fund.
Byamugisha however, says that funding started declining without clear reasons.
He says that this financial year, Kabale Municipality only received Shillings
600million, which cannot adequately cater for the road maintenance works.
says that the municipality has a road network of 113 kilometers with eleven percent
tarmac. He says that the
funding gap is creating many challenges when it comes to road maintenance since
do not have other sources of income.
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Byamugisha says the slashing of the road fund stalled the construction of the multi-million
Kiruruma Bridge along Karitusi road that connects Kigongi ward in Central
Division and Rushaki ward in the southern division.
He calls for the government
intervention, saying that the persisting challenge is hampering road
infrastructure improvement Kabale Municipality that is warming up for City
status in 2023.
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Sam Arineitwe, the Central Division LC 3 Chairperson, says that the funding gap
is greatly affecting the Central division because they have not rehabilitated
most of its roads for a very long time.
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Victoria Businge Rusoke, the State Minister for Local Government advises Kabale
Municipality authorities to compile a formal report about the challenge and
table it before her office for discussion with other relevant authorities.