Residents in Sikuda Sub-County, Busia
district have raised concerns about the incomplete road works in the area.
The 17 Million Shillings Syonga-Hadadira- Musuyi 3 Kilometers road that
connects from Syonga to Busia town through Tiira town council was abandoned in
April 2020 before completion.
Siffuna Mayende, Charles Waswa, and
Scovia Najabi among other residents say that they were surprised to see the
road abandoned just after they have done bush clearing.
Waswa, says that the road is now impassable due to potholes and lack
of drainage channels.
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Mayende another resident says that it's now difficult for them to easily access
Busia town due to the sorry state of the road. He says that when it rains it
becomes slippery leading to accidents.
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Sande Walehwa, the LCI Chairman Siwulihire Village, Sikuda Sub-county says that
attempts to seek an explanation from the sub-county authorities have proved
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Abubakar Issa Hayemba, the LCIII Chairman Sikuda Sub-County says that they are
following up with the Sub-county technical staff to recover the money that was
allocated for the works so that construction resumes.
Mathew Tusubira, the Busia deputy
resident district commissioner says that have registered several complaints
from community members about the incomplete works.
Tusubira says that they have
constituted a team led by the district internal security officer to investigate
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Ogola Pa'japian, the Busia district engineer says that he was not involved in
the construction works. He says that his role was to ensure that the road
equipment is fueled.