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Kamwenge Residents Decry Poor State of Roads

Kamwenge district has a total of 266 district roads and 556 sub county or community access roads. However, most of these roads are full of potholes, lack gravel, and are slippery and muddy.
A Fuso truck slid off Kiyagara Bunoga road due to the poor state of the road.

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Residents of Kamwenge district are decrying the poor state of major roads that are hindering movement and affecting businesses.   

Kamwenge district has a total of 266 district roads and 556 sub-county or community access roads. However, most of these roads are full of potholes, lack gravel, and are slippery and muddy.  

Some of the most affected roads include Kamwenge-Kabuga (12.6KM) and it connects Kamwenge and Kabuga town councils and Kamwenge-Kyabandara-Nkongoro road (23.2KM) that links Kamwnge town council to Kamwenge Sub County.   

The others are Kiyagara-Bunogo (10.3KM) that connects Kamwenge and Kyenjojo district and Bigodi-Busiriba-Bunoga (16.72km) that connects Bigodi town council and Busiriba Sub County. 

Abel Mugisha, a Boda Boda rider on Kamwenge-Kabuga road, says that during the rainy season, the road almost becomes impassable, which hinders him from carrying passengers along with it and earning a living.   

Cue in: “Omuhanda gwitu nimubi…

Cue out… ezo nenture zonka.”// 

Andrew Kahaya, a businessman dealing in farm produce from Kabuga town council, says that because of the nature of bad roads in the area, they are overcharged while transporting their produce to various markets.

Cue in: “Omubintu byentambura abantu…

Cue out… kurabaho ahabwenshonga egyo.”//

He wants the district to work on the roads to ensure the smooth running of their businesses.  

Engineer Michael Agaba, the Kamwenge District Roads Engineer, said that they lack the money to do the repairs.  

Agaba also explained that that funds meant to repair some roads are released late by the central government, adding that the district will engage development partners and see if they can assist them in maintaining some of the roads.

Cue in: “Kilometres ezi ninyingi…

Cue out… kugyirangu yaba improved.”//