Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Works on Kibaale - Kiboga road start.Drive Hot News

Kibaale- The rehabilitation works on Kibaale-Kiboga road have commenced. 
According to Eng Jonathan Wazimbe, the manager of Uganda National Roads Authority Hoima Station, the road, which will connect Kibaale, Kiboga and Kyankwanzi districts, runs from Masodde through Nkooko, Kisita to Nalweyo and will cost Shs2.5 billion.
He said Multiline and Wako Construction companies won the contract to carry out the road works that will end in January next year.
“Government started works on this road due to its high economic returns. Several lorries and trucks transport goods, especially produce, on this road to connect to Kampala,” said Eng Wazimbe.
While launching the works at Kisita Sub-county headquarters this week, Bugangaizi East MP Mabel Bakaine said government is supporting improvement of infrastructure to connect farmers to markets.
“Let us work hard and better the economic situation at household level by increasing our agricultural production,” she said.
Ms Bakeine called upon the electorate to continue demanding for better services from the government. However, residents confessed they had blocked the extension of a power line from Nalweyo Trading Centre to Bugangaizi East County because the government failed to compensate them.
Ms Amos Katwesigye, a resident of Kyamajara village, said residents blocked the engineers from destroying their crops and other properties during the construction of the hydro-power line because of lack of government compensation.
However, Ms Bakaine told the residents that although they deserve compensation, they should support the project because the power line will help to add value to their farm produce and starting small scale industries.
Kibaale District chairperson George William Namyaka castigated the residents for blocking government projects over compensation. “There are ways and fora to settle such complaints than causing sabotage. This cannot be allowed,” said Mr Namyak