Christopher Kyalimpa, one of the protesters blames the local leaders for shunning their responsibilities leading to poor service delivery. He says that they find a huge challenge to transport produce to the market because of the huge potholes on the road
Residents of Kiboota Ward
in Buhesi Town Council
in Bunyangabu District have staged a demonstration protesting the poor
state of Kiboota – Mitandi – Mabaale road.
They dug up holes and trenches and
planted crops such as bananas, pineapples in the middle of the road on Wednesday to block traffic from
using it. By Wednesday evening motorists were using alternative
routes to access the area.
Christopher Kyalimpa, one of the protesters blames the local
leaders for shunning their responsibilities leading to poor service delivery. He says that they
find a huge challenge to transport produce to the market because of the huge
potholes on the road.
//Cue in: “Motoka tizikyagenda...
Cue out: …omuhanda gagusara.”//
Anent Kabagambe, another protester
from Kyabwiso cell, says that women cannot easily access health care services because of the deplorable state of the road. Kabagambe says that they decided to close the road to draw the
attention of the district leadership to its deplorable condition.
“Akalemererwa yatunga kulemerekrwa...
Cue out: ...baraire batasiremukire.”//
Samuel Bagonza, a Boda boda rider at Mitandi stage,
says that their bikes often break down because of the poor state of
the road. Beatrice Kabajwiisa, a farmer in the area say farmers spend heavily on Boda
boda services to transport their produce to markets.
//Cue in: “Buli ibara kiro...
Cue out: ...bagitabagire kimu.”//
James Ategeka Mugarama, the LC V Chairperson of Bunyangabu district, says that
they don’t have funds to rehabilitate all roads. He explains road
fund releases have reduced from Shillings
1billion in 2017 to only Shillings 700million in the 2020/2021
He, however, says that they will
rehabilitate some of the roads as the rainy season draws to an end.