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Poor State of Roads Anger Isingiro Residents

The roads in question are under the district works department and have not been worked on for years. Gullies and big potholes have become a common sight on the roads that are mainly used to transport Bananas and other Agricultural produce to the market.
12 Mar 2019 12:11

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Isingiro District leaders are on the spot over the poor state of roads in the area. The roads include Kaberebere- Nyamuyanja, Kabuyanja – Nyakitunda. Kaberebere - Masha -Nyamisindo among others.

The roads in question are under the district works department and have not been worked on for many years. Gullies and big potholes have become a common sight on the roads that are mainly used to transport Bananas and other agricultural produce to the market. 

Joseph Kamusiime a resident of Masha Sub County says that the area mainly relies on proceeds from the sale of milk and bananas but it is becoming very hard to transport produce to the market which has affected livelihood.

Kamusiime says that the situation is getting worse with the onset of rains that has rendered the roads almost impassable.  

Sarah Kobusingye a resident of Nyamuyanja says that the state of the roads in the area is a clear indication that the authorities are not bothered. Kobusingye claims that the leaders have always promised to work on the roads in vain.

Kaberebere town council LC III chairperson Patrick Kajumba says that the roads in the area are indeed in a sorry state and the district leadership has not done enough. He says that residents continue to struggle to transport their produce to the market and Lorries carrying Bananas and other goods often get stuck.   

Kajumba notes that the district has three graders, a wheel loader, bulldozer and an excavator which he says should be used to repair the roads.

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Jeremiah Kamurali Isingiro LC5 Chairperson says that some of the graders have been grounded which has affected road works. He however they are now planning to concentrate on the areas where the roads are in a bad state and called for patience among the residents from the affected areas.

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