Residents Bitter as Road Gangs Abandon Kabale Roads

Residents of Kabale district are bitter with the district leadership for failing to maintain and monitor the work of road gangs.


Locals say that the absence of the road gangs has left several roads bushy and what should be minor maintenance work has not been done.

The areas that have been seriously affected are Rwamucucu, Maziba, Muko and Kashambya sub counties where the sections of the roads that are supposed to be worked are turning bushy and the drainage channels blocked.

Johnson Baryaija is a resident of Kaara in Muko Sub county. He says that the Muko-Kaara road is overgrown with bushes and no attempt has been made to clear them.

He says that all the drainage channels are completely blocked.

Shallon  Ankunda is from Bucundura Parish in Kashambya sub county. She says that all the roads in the area have been rendered impassable by the recent rains but no effort has been made to make them passable.

The story is not different in Maziba Sub County where residents say they have never seen any road gangs come to work on the roads. They say their local leaders continue to be paid by government.

Laborday Ubaldo the Maziba sub county LCV councilor told Uganda radio network that they have been consulting the leadership of the district for possible action on the matter.

Kabale District Chairperson Patrick Besigye Keihwa admits that most road gangs have neglected their duties because they are not supervised.

He calls upon the sub county chiefs and chairpersons to supervise these road gangs.

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