The Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA has started replacing
broken guard rails at Kagano hills along the Kabale- Kisoro road.
in Kanaba sub-county, Kisoro district is an accident- prone spot due to its steepness. Last
month, three members of the same family sustained serious injuries.
were travelling in a Toyota Hilux Double Cabin registration number UAK 705X heading
to Kisoro when the vehicle they were travelling in lost control and rolled down
the same month, Hillary Namanya, the Programs Manager of Rukundo International,
a Local Non-Government Organization in Kabale and his wife, Barbra Natukunda
died after their vehicle, a Toyota Mark II registration number UAG 044 M failed
to negotiate the corner and swerved off the road before rolling several times.
year, a lorry Isuzu Elf Registration Number UAW 739M, that was carrying traders
failed to negotiate the corner and hit the guard rails on the road.
being a black spot, UNRA had not bothered to put up measures of reducing on risks
making it easy for vehicles to roll down the hill since there were no barriers.
Thursday, UNRA workers were seen replacing the guard rails. Engineer
Augustine Kabanda, UNRA manager in-charge of Kabale station says that the
damaged guard rails will be replaced with stronger ones as a long term measure of
Bizimana, Kisoro LCV Chairperson, says that UNRA should also replace all the
damaged guard rails along the Kabale-Kisoro road. He also accuses UNRA of failing to erect road
signs to guide motorists who are using the road for the first time.