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KCCA, Civil Society Launches Do-nou Technology to Maintain Community Roads :: Uganda Radionetwork
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KCCA, Civil Society Launches Do-nou Technology to Maintain Community Roads

The KCCA Central Division Engineer, Joseph Ssekandi says that the more the compaction, the longer the stay of the roads made using Do -nou technology
05 May 2019 08:38
Kamokya Residents looking at the Drainage Channel after Launch of Do-nou Technology

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The Community Road Empowerment-CORE, a Japanese civil society organization and Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA have unveiled a new technology that will help community members to work and maintain their roads without road equipment. 

 

Do-nou technology involves filling gurney bags with gravel and leveling them smartly on murrum roads. The technology is in applicable on roads that are inaccessible by tractors. 

Yuka Lwamura, the Project Manager says they have rolled out a pilot study to see how community members can solve their road problems using local resources and simple technology. 

She says they have trained youths in Kamokya about the application of the technology. 

He explains that after filling gurney bags with gravel and leveling them smartly on the road, residents use hand rammers or compacters to compact the leveled road.   

Some of the tools required include hoes, 20 liter cans, pick axes, files or sharpeners, sledge hammers, tape measures and tri squares among others. 

However, Lwamura notes that the tools and materials required depend on the portion of the road.      

On Saturday, the team worked on Kibili and the Kanjokya streets, which are about 200 meters, with the help of youths from Kamokya. 

She said it cost them USD about USD 30,000 (Shillings 112 million) to work on both roads. 

She said the entire program that is to extend to 25 other groups in Wakiso District is estimated to cost USD 187,000 (Shillings 700million).      

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The KCCA Central Division Engineer, Joseph Ssekandi, says the more the road is compacted, the more it stays longer. 

Ssekandi notes that the technology was approved by KCCA, adding that he is convinced it that it will help residents where KCCA machines cannot reach. 

He says the two roads that were worked on during the pilot have been impassable, saying KCCA will keep supervising them.  

 

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The Kampala Central Division, Mayor Charles Musoke Sserunjoji has urged youths to use the skills obtained to facelift roads in their area.    

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