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Poor Community Access Roads Irk Masindi Residents

According to the residents, the roads have not been worked on for the last 20 years and as a result, most farmers are now struggling to access the markets.

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Residents of three villages in Bwijanaga Sub County Masindi district have expressed concern about the sorry state of community access roads in the area.   The affected villages are Alimugonza, Kisambo and Mitoma.

The access roads are 5 kilometres stretching from Alimugonza to Kisambo and Mitoma.  

According to the residents, the roads have not been worked on for 20 years and as a result, most farmers are struggling to access the markets.

Ronald Aliganyira, the Chairperson LCI Kisambo village says it has become difficult to transport expectant mothers to health facilities since motorcycles cannot access the roads. 

 //Cue in;”Batu manyisa ba…

Cue out: “…Ti ba bayambireho.”//  

Monica Kyalisiima a resident of Alimugonza village explains that the roads have developed many potholes which could cripple development. She adds that it is difficult for children to access the nearby community schools.  

//Cue in;”Tuku bona bona…

Cue out:…eki gera kinu.”//    

David Sunday, a resident of Alimugonza village, says that in 2010 he lost his expectant wife over failure to access a facility due to the poor state of the road.

//Cue in;”Tu twaire akaire…

Cue out:…Niba kagunza turarabanga.”// 

Godfrey Bagada, the speaker Bwijanga sub-county council called on the residents to be calm saying there are already plans by the sub-county to rehabilitate the roads.

He, however, declined to divulge how much money has been earmarked for the rehabilitation of the roads.

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