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District local government is in need of 170 million Uganda Shillings to repair roads
that were recently destroyed by heavy rains.
Torrential rains that have hit the country this year have destroyed several roads across many districts including Ntungamo.
Ntungamo District Engineer, says transport has been heavily affected since about 684 kilometres of roads across the
district have been destroyed by the rains.
Butuubura says that the district team has assessed 11 roads that were destroyed and others had their bridges washed
away. He says the district will need about 170 million shillings to repair the roads.
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…normal motorable condition.”//
Butuubura says the district receives 200 million Shillings every three months as Road fund to maintain
the entire 684 kilometres of road network.
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…control is concerned.”//
Butuubura says the district has no money and has received communication that they will not receive the funds for this quarter.
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He said that
the most affected roads include; Rwashamaire- Rwahi, Omungyenyi -Kashanda,
Katinda -Kagarama as well as Kamunyiga- Rujumo and Bwongyera.
Singahache, Ntungamo District Chairperson, says that the district will either write to the central government asking for emergency funds or the get a loan to fix the roads.
“Tuhandikye turikushaba emergency…
…tugishashure omu kwamushaju.”//
Kamusiime Budidi, a resident of Nombe Cell along the Katinda Kagarama
road, says that they need urgent help because the rains caused a lot of
“Kandi enjura ekatandika…
…engineer abone ahokuraba.”//
Musiime, chairperson LC 1 Nombe Cell says that the road is used by about
10,000 people because it is the shortest route to the Ntungamo-Kabale highway where they sell their produce.