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Residents Protest Poor State of Roads

According to Mugoya, several roads in the district are in sorry state, which has greatly hampered the transportation of their products to the neighboring Kenya and Tanzania to get better markets.
The Bugiri Resident District Commissioner, Vicent Kamigisha addresses residents at Muterere subcounty headquarters.
The failure by government to tarmac the 20 kilometer road stretch from Bugiri Municipality to Muterere trading center has irked residents. According to residents, President, Yoweri Museveni pledged to tarmac the road in 2016 at a rally at Bukooli technical school.

He reportedly promised to tarmac the road from Namutumba district via Bugiri town to Muterere trading center. Hakim Mugoya, a resident of Bululu village says he is unhappy with government's failure to fulfill its pledges.

"We are not happy with this government and the NRM party is likely to lose many seats in the coming elections because of failing to deliver quality services to the

people," he said. According to Mugoya, several roads in the district are in sorry state, which has greatly hampered the transportation of their products to the neighboring Kenya and Tanzania to get better markets.

"Let government improve on the quality of roads and ensure that we can also improve our household income," he added. On Tuesday, residents booed the Bugiri LC V Chairperson, Hajii Malijan Azalwa while commissioning works on the disputed road, saying he had failed to deliver quality services.  According to Azalwa, they received Shillings 215 million to spread murrum on the road.

"We ready to work on this road using murrum as we wait for the tarmac, let us be calm because president Yoweri Kagutta Museveni has many issues to handle" he said. Malijana blamed his political opponents for organizing people to boo him down.

He says they will work on Naluwerere Muwayo road, Bugiri Bugobi road and Bugiri Bulange road in the next quarter. The Bugiri Resident District Commissioner, Vicente Kamigisha warned youths against being used by the opposition, adding that they should respect elders and avoid shouting at their leaders. 

Kamigisha said government is ready to work with youths to ensure they benefit from the ruling NRM government.

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