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Farmers count losses as water submerges roads in Serere

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Bugondo sub county, Serere district are counting losses as the condition of roads worsens due to the rising water levels from Lake Kyoga. For more than two months now, parts of major roads in Bugondo, Kadungulu, Labor and Pingire sub counties have …

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Gulu city leaders struggle to maintain access roads

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Gulu City are struggling to maintain over 40 community access roads. The roads were opened by Gulu Municipal Council across then four Divisions that have now been merged to form East and West City Divisions during the financial 2019/2020 before Gulu attained its …

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Roads in Tororo district in appalling state

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The state of roads in Tororo district is appalling. Tororo district has a road network of 630 kilometres and 8% of these are in a bad state with potholes making them impassable. Some of the roads in a very bad state include the 9.3km …

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Delayed release of road funds irks Hoima district leaders

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delayed release of funds for the construction and maintenance of roads has irked members of the Hoima district roads committee. The district had budgeted for 602 million Shillings as road fund but only received 415 million Shillings from the central government. But before …

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Namayingo district residents complain over poor state of roads

Namaying, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Buswale sub-county have complained about the poor state of the roads in Namayingo and Busia.      The 24-kilometer road which connects the two districts of Namayingo and Busia through Bumoli-Lumboka in Buswale sub-county to Bukobe in Masafu sub-county in Busia district is …

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Poor state of roads frustrates Covid-19 response in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The poor state of several roads in Gulu district is frustrating risk assessment and communication on coronavirus disease. Many of the roads especially in Palaro and Paibona sub counties are impassable due to broken bridges, numerous potholes and poor drainage systems. Some of the roads …

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Floods cut off roads in greater Luweero

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Several feeder roads are impassable after heavy rains washed away culverts leaving farmers stranded in Greater Luweero districts. The major affected roads are Katuba-Moone, Nabutaka –Ntuuti and Nabutaka -Mukanyikamondo which connects Nakasongola to Luweero district. Other roads are Nalongo-Kakabala –Namatogonya, Nakafumu-Mpigi, Bulawula-Kanyogogga, Nandere-Butiki and Kasana-Lugogo which …

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‘Queen’s Way nearly done’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maintenance Works at Queen’s-Way in Kampala is nearing completion, thanks to a lockdown that eased the flow of traffic to allow speedy repairs by the contractor. The repairs cover the section between Clock Tower and Kibuye roundabout. Kampala Capital City Authority contracted Abubaker …

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High court issues interim order halting UGX 20 billion road project in Arua

Arua, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  High Court has issued an interim order stopping construction of School and Adroa roads under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID Program in Arua municipality. The two roads valued at Shillings 20 Billion measuring 2.8 kilometers were handed over to China Seventh Group Construction …

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