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Heavy Rains Render Ibanda Roads Impassable

Mackline Tushabe, a resident of Katafari cell says that because of the poor road pedestrians, Boda boda riders and vehicles have encroached on her millet garden as they try to evade the potholes.
The destroyed secton of the road

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Heavy rains have washed away about five Kilometers of the road that connects three villages in Kicuuzi Sub County in Ibanda district. 

The road links Kabegaramire-Katafari-Kitagwenda villages. 

The residents say that they are currently unable to access markets because of the unmotorable roads.   

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Cue out: …okurutembura omu rugudo.”//

Mackline Tushabe, a resident of Katafari cell says that because of the poor road pedestrians, Boda boda riders and vehicles have encroached on her millet garden as they try to evade the potholes.

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Cue out: …nitwe mwije mutuyambe.”//  

Dennis Baheebwa, the Kicuuzi Sub County councillor, says the condition of the road is beyond their means. He says that they have written to the district for intervention.

 

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Baheebwa says that they also face the problem of people who own plots on the roadsides and road reserves who stop them from collecting soil to fill the potholes.  

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Cue out: …bakatema emi furegye.”//

 

Happy Mayanja, Ibanda District LC V Chairperson, says that they are aware of the sorry state of roads since many have been destroyed by the ongoing rains.

He says that they have started designing a program on how to deploy road equipment to rehabilitate the roads.

 

He, however, says that they receive little money under the road fund noting they have received Shillings 54 million in the last quarter of this financial year to work on 15 kilometres.

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Cue out: …the district equipment.”//

The Ibanda District Engineer, Mishaki Ayebazibwe declined to comment on the matter.ment.            

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