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Sorry State of Kakirimizi-Bucundura Road Irks Residents

Caleb Tugumisirize, the Bucundura parish councilor, says the district leadership promised to rehabilitate the road in 2017 but to date, nothing has been done.
11 Oct 2020 11:21
Part of affected Kakirimizi-Bucundura road

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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.

Norman 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.

According to Tumukunde, they currently unable to rush patients to Kashambya health center III and Kisiizi hospital because of the sorry state of the road. 

Rukiga Audio

//Cue in: “Enkuuto zeitu zirateganiisa…  

Cue out: …neba etaozire.”//  

Cyril Ndinawe, a resident of Mukyogo village in Bucundura parish, says something needs to be done to fix the road without further delay.

//Cue in: “Mazima orukuuto rwe…

Cue out: …habwokuburwa entambura.”//

Caleb Tugumisirize, the Bucundura parish councilor, says the district leadership promised to rehabilitate the road in 2017 but to date nothing has been done.

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.

//Cue in: “It is in…  

Cue out: …repaired quickly.”//

Rukiga

//Cue in: “orukuuto ruri mu…

Cue out: …bwa juba.”//

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.

//Cue in: “actually we are….


 

Cue out: ….going there.”//



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