A municipality grader and compactor were still busy after sunset working on the 1.5-kilometer road that branches from Kabale-Kisoro road at Kijuguta and the operators showed no sign of retiring soon
Part of Mutebile road that was backfilled with fresh murram on wednesday evening
Authorities of the Northern Division in Kabale Municipality on Wednesday evening rushed to rehabilitate Mutebile road ahead of the burial of Emmanuel Tumusiime
Mutebile, the Bank of Uganda Governor who died in Nairobi on Sunday.
At around 06:30 PM our reporter made a survey along the 1.5-kilometer road that branches from Kabale-Kisoro road in Kijuguta and found operators
of Kabale Municipality grader and compactor busy with road works. Until Mutebire’s death, the road was in a bad state covered with potholes and clouds of dust.
Our reporter was told by machine operators re-opening up the
road that parts of it have been bushy. The operators were also seen backfilling potholes with
marram. They were also seen doing 'spot murram' at some areas that had a lot of
Isaac Musinguzi Rushoga, Nothern Division, LC3 Chairman told
our reporter that they acquired the equipment from the district works department to
rehabilitate the road in as an emergency.
Asked why they had not worked on the road before Mutebile’s death to
help locals, Musinguzi angrily said that they have procedures they follow to
work on roads, and declined to comment further about the matter.
Meanwhile, our reporter saw district security and political
officials holding a meeting at the deceased’s home in Muruhita-Rwakatojo
village. Uganda Peoples Defense Forces soldiers and police officers were also
seen patrolling the home and nearby trading centre.
Our reporter managed to see Nelson
Nshangabasheija, Kabale District LC5 Chairman, Abel Ruganza, Kabale district
police commander, and David Tumusiime, a Kigezi Region police detective official, as renowned businessman Ivan Mbabazi Batuma chaired the meeting.
Tumusiime 72, died on Sunday morning at Nairobi Hospital
where was admitted to Nairobi Hospital on December 31, 2021, after he
collapsed due to complications related to diabetes.
He had been in and out of
the hospital in recent years mainly in Uganda and India, with sources at the
bank pointing to diabetic-related sicknesses, which have led to failing kidneys