Authorities call for rehabilitation of Mbarara-Ishaka Road
Bushenyi district woman Member of Parliament Annet Katusiime Mugisha has asked Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to work on the Mbarara- Ishaka road which is in poor state and due to its condition, it has become a death trap for the users with a lot of accidents.
The woman legislator who doubles as the district roads committee chairperson said this during a pre-site handover ceremony of the 3km Nyaruzinga road at a function held at Meridian hotel in Bushenyi.
The tarmac road that connects from Mbarara-Kasese highway to Nyaruzinga was constructed by M/S Networld construction company limited on a tune of UGX 7.3bn and was officially handed over to the district and municipal users on Wednesday.
Katusiime asked UNRA to consider rehabilitation of the road along the PIBID swamp which has developed a manhole in the middle of the road and it has become difficult for users to navigate through.
Rachel Ngonzebwa, the UNRA regional manager-Mbarara cluster commended leaders of Bushenyi district for their oversight and supervisory role in ensuring that there was no shoddy work by the contractor adding that as UNRA they have identified some few technical errors and defect liabilities which the contractor accepted to work upon exigently.
Ngonzebwa noted that by Early December this year, they will start on Katarumwa road near Ishaka town and it will be graded, compacted and surfaced for users to use as they await the government to release money for it’s construction.
Jaffari Bassajjabalaba appreciated Government of Uganda through UNRA for the 3km road at Nyaruzinga where he asked the contractor to work on the small defects they identified.