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Kafunjo Residents Welcome Tarmacing of 8km Road :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kafunjo Residents Welcome Tarmacing of 8km Road

The 8.8Km road connects Kafunjo-Kigando-Kibeho parishes and the two bridges connect Mirama-Kigando parishes and Ruceece-Mpala Parishes.

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Residents of Kafunjo Town council in Ntungamo are excited following plans to tarmac an eight Kilometre road and construct two bridges.

The 8.8Km road connects Kafunjo-Kigando-Kibeho parishes and the two bridges connect Mirama-Kigando parishes and Ruceece-Mpala Parishes.

Kafunjo Town Council is among the newly created town councils in Ntungamo District that have not received operational funds since 2017. It currently survives on local revenue of 75 Million Shillings which is inadequate to improve the infrastructure.

The Minister for Works Gen Katumba Wamala says that the road will be worked on in two phases.

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James Turyahikayo Habineza, Chairperson LC III Kafunjo-Mirama Town Council, said the poor state of the road has delayed the construction of a standard market between Kafunjo and Kigando.

“We had hoped that we would get funds after the creation of the town council so that we work on this road with a plan to standardize our small market but we have failed too because the current road that links the market is impassable”.

Robert Tumuheki, the Chairperson Cross border traders at Mirama, asked the government to open new interconnecting roads around the district to help resurrect business which was affected following the closure of the Uganda- Rwanda border.

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Joseph Mugazi, a businessman at Kafunjo appreciated the development noting that they lose many customers due to the potholes and dust.

Eng. Joseph Kiwanuka Mukiibi, Assistant Commissioner in-charge of urban roads in the Ministry of Works says that the ministry is to immediately start on the planning and budgeting for the 8.8Km road so that it can be included in the next financial year.

The road once completed will boost trade especially for agricultural outputs like Matooke, Maize, Tomatoes, cassava among others.      

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