President Yoweri Museveni has said that those vandalizing and stealing road signs risk people’s lives and warned them to stop or face jail.
The President said that road signs such as reflectors, road guards, warning signs among others are crucial for security of both the roads and the road users and must be protected by all.
According to reports, stealing of vital road and warning signs especially along highways has resulted into tragic accidents.
The President was yesterday speaking shortly after commissioning the 68km Nyakahita-Kazo Road which was constructed at a cost of Shs140billion.
The President said government provides Shs3000bn for roads each year and pledged that more roads are going to be worked on.
The Nyakahita – Kazo road was funded by the Africa Development Bank and the Government of Uganda.
It was constructed by China Communications Construction Company of China and supervised by UNRA project management team.
The UNRA Executive Director Allen Kagina said the national roads network is currently 21,000km out of which 4000km are paved (Tarmac).
She said within the next five years, the paved roads network will increase to 6000km.
She urged communities to take full advantage of the improved condition of the roads to increase their production and improve incomes.