The poor state of the road has recently triggered protests from residents, especially farmers and bodaboda riders. The resident said that the road is filled with potholes and galleys and becomes so slippery, especially during the rainy season.
Stanley Okettayot the water and sanitation engineer working with water for people says the project aims at providing water to improve on community hygiene and sanitation since communities have been attributing poor hygiene to lack of water.
The ban on public transport left several vehicle owners, drivers and conductors stranded, many of them questioning how they would survive in the absence of public transport, their sole source of livelihood. It’s on the basis of this that Kamwenge Taxi Owners and Drivers Association (KATODA) has come to their aid.
Kamwenge District Police Commander, Richard Asiimwe, says they picked up the suspects on a tip off from residents. He says the suspects face charges of negligence, which is likely to spread a disease contrary to section 141 of the penal code act.
The Chief Warden Katonga Wildlife Reserve, Richard Godfrey Matanda, says that although the communities are dependent on wood fuel for domestic use, there is an emergence of a group, which is picking firewood for business.
The Town Council LC 3 chairperson, Geoffrey Byamukama announced the decision during the council sitting on Thursday. He explained that the facilities in the taxi park can’t handle the high volume of people with some opting to reside there.
Moses Mutesigensi, a senior laboratory Assistant at Rukunyu hospital who was residing in the staff quarters told URN that the fire started from a candle, which was being used by his children to light one of the rooms around 10:00 pm while he was on night duty.