The 30 kilometres road which connects Kasensero Town Council and the landing site from Kakuuto trading centre in Kyotera district has since August last year been in a sorry state following the seasonal rains that rendered it almost impassable.
Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA is to start emergency repairs
on the Kyapa-Kasensero road.
The 30 kilometres road which connects Kasensero Town Council and
the landing site from Kakuuto trading centre in Kyotera district has since
August last year been in a sorry state following the seasonal rains that
rendered it almost impassable.
On Thursday, UNRA Executive Director Allen Kagina and a team of
works engineers inspected the road and directed spot repairs to enable free
movement of goods and people.
Kagina assigned Henry Komakech, the UNRA Station Manager for
Masaka to undertake emergency action to repair all the flooded swamps and
improve the sloppy sections of the roads.
“We have been hearing about
your outcries on this road until we thought it wise to come and make a clear
assessment towards finding a lasting solution,” she noted while addressing
residents at Kasensero landing site.
//Cue in; (Luganda) “engineer Otim….
Cue out; ….n’ebyenyanja byabwe.”//
She has also noted that the contractor that had been hired by UNRA
proved to be inefficient which led to premature termination of his contract.
//Cue in: (Luganda) “ekibi
Cue out; …. Enguudo endala.”//
Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, the LCV Chairperson Kyotera says they have also
been relieved of the immense pressure from the road users who have regularly demonstrated
over its poor state.
Ali Kuteesa, the chairperson of Kasensero Fish Traders Association
explains that their vehicles have regularly got stuck on the muddy road which
has paralyzed their business.
//Cue in (Luganda)“mu mbeera….
Cue out; …. Nebatuuka.”//
The murram road which is crossed by River Bukoola was cut off by
high-speed running water that have since submerged several swampy sections,
hence paralyzing transport of goods including big stocks of fish from Kasensero
to the others destinations within and beyond Kyotera