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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.
A section of Najjera-Buwate road whose construction is fund by residents

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Residents of Buwate cell in Kira Division in Kira Municipality in Wakiso district have decided to start a fund to work on roads in their area. Buwate is one of the fastest-growing areas in Kira municipality.

It comprises of commercial and residential premises. However, the area is characterised by a poor road network, which has prompted residents to come up with a road fund.  

Aisha Saleh, the Treasurer of the Fund, says they have so far raised Shillings 20 million. According to Saleh, during their village meeting they decided to upgrade the 3.4kilometer Najjeera-Buwaate road.

 

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Saleh says they wanted to tarmac the road but the dropped the idea because of the costs involved.  

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Winters Nkangi, the Buwate cell LC I Chairperson, says although they have been working on the road using hand hoses, residents thought otherwise.     

    

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Nkangi says that to their surprise after moving ahead with the project, they received information that Wakiso District and Kira municipal authorities had petitioned the Uganda National Roads Authority considered tarmacking Najjeera-Buwate road as an extension to the upcoming Kira-Kasanga-Matugga road works, which was accepted.    

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According to Nkangi, after completing Najeera-Buwate road, they will convene a village meeting soon to decide on the next road to be handled. “Decisions must be taken by the residents themselves not the village executive,” he said.  

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. 

 

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Buwate is no strange to development projects prior to the establishment of the road fund; residents contributed money towards the construction of a police station on a piece of land donated by one of their own.