BY ROBERT KAMUKAMA
KIBAALE, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| Government has secured shs100 million for the construction of dilapidated roads in Kibaale district.
The funds were made possible with the support of Finance Minister and Buyanja MP Hon Matia Kasaija.
The release of the funds from government is contained in a letter dated October 15, signed by the Acting Executive Director Uganda Road Fund (URF) Andrew Naimanye following the request by Minister Kasaija to disburse funds for rehabilitating dilapidated roads and feeder roads in the hard-hit sub-counties of Bubango, Nyamarwa, Kabasekende and Nyamarunda in Kibaale district.
In the letter, the emergency funds include road works construction of the 10km Kirika- Kisonde- Muhangi Road in Bubango Sub County.
The letter further advises the chief Administrative officer (CAO) Christopher Kyomya, to proceed with implementation of the emergency works and accountability submitted before December 15.
Kasaija said Government is committed to rehabilitating all impassable roads to enable farmers and the business community get access to markets”, he said.
He noted that farmers have for long decried the poor roads which make it difficult for them to transport their produce to marketing centres and purchase of inputs and other essential needs from towns.
Christopher Kyomya the Kibaale Chief Administrative officer said the funds will be put to effective use by being channelled to its intended purpose.
President Museveni has committed to ensuring more roads are rehabilitated across the country. On Wednesday he commissioned the construction of the Apac Lira roads, one of the roads that has for long been so dilapidated, that connects Lango Sub-region to Bunyoro sub-region