Lack of a set of road construction equipment has kept roads in Kikuube District in a bad state, reveals the District Chairman, Francis Twinomujuni Kazini.
Addressing UNRA officials yesterday (Tuesday), Mr Kazini said since Kikuube district became operational three years ago, it has never received any road construction equipment, forcing the leadership to resort to hiring from either private companies or the neighbouring districts in Bunyoro sub-region.
The chairman told the officers during the monitoring and assessment of work progress of oil roads being constructed in Bunyoro region that such an arrangement is not cost effective as it leaves the district coffers chocked more than if they had their own equipment.
The politician called for the polishing of some roads in Kikuube and Buhimba town councils in addition to working on access roads leading to public and community institutions like schools and places of worship respectively.
In response to the chairman’s demands, UNRA Director for Roads and Bridges Development, Eng Samuel Muhoozi, advised the authorities to approach the Ministry of Works and Transport for action.
While there, UNRA Executive Director,Allen Kagina, called for cooperation between district leaders and the contractors. She inspected the ongoing works on the Hoima-Kyenjojo, Buhimba-Nalweyo-Kakumiro and Kiziranfumbi-Kabaale Roads among others.