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
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