By Kabuye Ronald
Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has asked the Minister of Works and Transport to expedite design and tarmacking of Kamuli-Buyende, Kaliro-Nabirumba-Iyingo-Kagulu-Irundu roads which she argues were budgeted for in the previous financial year.
While responding to a matter raised by Kaliro Woman MP Namutuka Brenda during the January 19 Plenary Sitting, Ms Among said several concerns had been raised about the section of the road, which calls for urgent intervention.
“I have received concerns over those roads, which for long has been in a bad state and nothing has been done. I implore the line ministry to listen to calls from citizens and work on those roads, and many others in that state,” Ms Among said.
Ms Namutuku informed Parliament that that sections of the roads had become impassable, worsened by heavy rains, which had paralyzed trade and transport in the area.
Worth noting, the same issue was earlier brought to the President’s attention in a letter drafted by Budiope East legislator, Hon Moses Magogo requesting for consideration for construction of the same roads to which Mr Museveni responded in affirmative, and a contractor was identified.
The Speaker’s guidance comes at a time when a large section of the roads infrastructure has broken down, worsened by heavy rains in a large part of Uganda.
Government continues to face challenges with an increased breakdown in the road infrastructure as a result of natural calamities.