The state of
Kakirimizi-Bucundura road in Rukiga district is appalling. The 17kilometre road
connects Kashambya Sub County to Butambi-Kyokyezo road in Hamurwa Sub County in
Rubanda district. However, residents say the road was last rehabilitated about
six years ago.
Apparently, the road is unmotorable due to huge gullies at Kakirimizi,
Mukabaare, Kyehinde, Rugoma and Mukyogo. Residents
find difficulties to connect to Nyamashamba and Rugoma markets in Bucuncura to
Muhanga-Kisiizi road and Hamurwa Sub County.
According to residents, district authorities
have repeatedly promised to fix the road in vain.
Tumukunde, a resident of Rugoma trading center, says the road has deteriorated
to an extent that even motorcycles cannot reach in some areas like Mukyogo.
to Tumukunde, they currently unable to rush patients to Kashambya health center
III and Kisiizi hospital because of the sorry state of the road.
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Cyril Ndinawe, a resident of Mukyogo village in Bucundura parish, says something
needs to be done to fix the road without further delay.
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Caleb Tugumisirize, the Bucundura parish councilor, says the district
leadership promised to rehabilitate the road in 2017 but to date nothing has
He says the sorry state of the road has forced traders stopped
traders from going to Rugoma and Nyamashamba markets, adding that traders with
shops in Rugoma, Kitojo and Nyamashamba trading centers are forced to carry
merchandise on their heads.
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Eng. James Kiganda, the Rukiga District Engineer told URN that he is aware of
the sorry state of the road. He said they have set aside funds to rehabilitate
the road and are only waiting for equipment from Mbarara to start the works.