William Sharpe Tumwiine, the UNRA Project Manager, says although the relocation of water pipes is supposed to be done by Armpass Technical Services, NWSC is demanding Shillings 24 million as supervision fees.
In September last year, Tini Petro Uganda signed a contract to supply fuel to the Chinese-owned Shengli Engineering company which is constructing the 100-kilometre Kyenjojo-Kabwoya road in Hoima district. According to the contract, Shengli was supposed to pay for the fuel on a monthly basis.
Geoffrey Muganga, the Deputy Town Clerk Kira Municipality says although it is not the responsibility of residents to take over road works, they have since welcomed the idea, adding that they have providing residents with technical support.
According to the plan which had been proposed earlier this year, Nansana authorities wanted the stretch from Jeninah to Yesu Amala centers be redesigned to accommodate among others, extending the walkway far from the road to minimize the risk of pedestrians competing for space with motorists, creation of parking space to generate local revenue and having green fields.
James Masuba, another resident, says with the bad roads in Bumasobo, it’s expensive to use vehicles, saying this affects their returns at the end of the day. He says motorists are charging them highly compared to donkeys. He however, decried the low speed at which donkeys move.
“No cause for alarm, UNRA is for government and the market to be constructed is for government. When did that letter come? I know destructors are celebrating but they will end up reading the letter get excited and the rest is history. Government is so huge and proud not to embarrass its self”, said Byamugisha.
Peter Gusolo, a businessman said they spend 2days transporting merchandise from Mbale town to Bulambuli district. “It’s as if there is a deliberate delay to construct this road. Tractors came here and unearthed the roadsides, but no work is going on for close to four years," he said.
Kampala-Masaka highway is prone to accidents. Almost no week goes by without an accident being recorded on the highly. Some of the accident victims escape with injuries while others lose their lives. However, eye witnesses blame most of the accidents on drivers of sand trucks.