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Residents Demand Compensation 13 Years After Completion of Ntungamo- Rukungiri Road :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Residents Demand Compensation 13 Years After Completion of Ntungamo- Rukungiri Road

The residents were affected by the road construction project, their properties valued and have since then been demanding for their pay. The locals are mainly from the areas of Ihunga,Kagarama town council and parts of Ntungamo Municipality.

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 More than 200 residents on a section along the Ntungamo –Rukungiri road are yet to be compensated 13 years after the completion of the road.  

The residents were affected by the road construction project, their properties were valued and have since then been demanding for their pay.  

The affected residents are from the areas of Ihunga, Kagarama town council and parts of Ntungamo Municipality.

Golden Akampa a resident of Kagarama town council says that the residents had protested the valuation procedure at the time of the road construction and were instead asked to allow the construction of the road as fresh valuation is conducted.

Akampa says that to their surprise, the valuation has not taken place and the initial money allocated to them by the government has also never been paid.

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 Akampa adds that some residents are stranded since their houses were demolished.

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Edward Turyagumanawe another resident says that they were surprised to get information that people from others areas affected by the project received money two years ago while nothing was paid to them.

Edward Natamba, the Executive Director at South Western Institute for Policy and advocacy says that government must move in and settle the affected residents. He faults Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA for failing to offer assistance.

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Allan Ssempebwa Manager Media Relations, Public and Corporate Affairs at Uganda National roads authority says that the authority has been handling a backlog of unsettled arrears. He says that the matter will be looked into.

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