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MPs irked by poor road maintenance across the country

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have expressed concern in regard to the poor state of roads across the country, despite a huge chunk of budget allocated to the Works and Transport sector annually. This was during a debate on the statement by the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. …

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Mbarara to rename 400 city roads and buildings

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara City Council has started the process renaming and naming of 400 old and new roads and buildings within the city. Mbarara City has 330.19 kilometres of roads. Current roads have a diversity of names include Marknsighn, High-street, Mbaguta road, Independence road, Victor Bwana, …

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Sorry state of roads irks Bunyangabu farmers

Bunyangabu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The road network in Bunyangabu district is in a sorry state because of the heavy rains in the area. According to the residents, most of the roads are currently unmotorobale, which has affected their access to produce markets. John Businge, a banana and coffee farmer …

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Engineers up in arms over projects ring-fenced for UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A directive by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to all government ministries, departments and agencies undertaking construction projects to use the UPDF Engineering brigade has raised concerns among professional engineers. In his July 1, 2021 letter, the president noted that projects were being delayed mainly …

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Road Accidents: 229 killed in September, 1,000 injured

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 229 people perished in 1,407 road accidents recorded last month, according to the police’s Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety. Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Directorate Spokesperson, said that the accidents which mostly emanated from reckless driving also resulted in serious and minor …

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Motorists protest poor state of roads in Teso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The poor state of road network across Teso sub-region has angered motorists, who are now protesting against the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA. The roads troubling motorists include Soroti-Amuria-Kapelebyong, Soroti-Serere-Kagwara, Old Mbale road, Ngora road, Kalaki-Kaberamaido road, Lwala-Kaberamaido road, Bukedea-Kolir road, Kumi-Ongino-Malera road and Mukongora-Ngora road. …

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Councilor assaulted for mobilizing residents to block road works

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stanley Wejuli Guloba, the Namungodi town council LC V councilor in Busia district is nursing injuries after being assaulted by angry residents for allegedly trying to frustrate the rehabilitation of the 28kilometers Masafu-Bukobe road. The rowdy residents pelted the councilor with stones and canned …

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Parliament tasks works minister Katumba Wamala on Nakaseke roads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has directed the Minister of Works and Transport Gen. Katumba Wamala to take interest in the post state of roads in Nakaseke district. This followed a matter of national interest raised by Nakaseke Woman MP, Sarah Najjuma on …

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Leaders irked by delayed construction of Masaka-Mutukula Road

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The long-awaited plan for the rehabilitation of the Masaka-Kyotera-Mutukula road has been deferred as the government, awaits funding from the African Development Bank. The rehabilitation project will be funded by an AfDB grant under the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF). According to Prime Minister Robinah …

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