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MPs ask government to allocate more cash for Kamuli roads

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By Isaac Imaka

Posted  Tuesday, June 3  2014 at  01:00

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The MPs also called for the replacing of a ferry currently connecting Kayunga and Kamuli districts with a bridge.

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Kampala- Members of Parliament have called on the government to increase funding towards improving the road network in Kamuli District.

During a tour of the road construction projects in the district recently, the MPs on the Committee of Physical Infrastructure said more feeder roads must be constructed to help ease the movement of residents and business.

The MPs also called for the replacing of a ferry currently connecting Kayunga and Kamuli districts with a bridge.

“Government needs to improve the road network in Kamuli and they should put a bridge in Mbulamuti instead of a ferry,” said committee chairperson Ephraim Biraaro. “The quality of the roads, especially from Matugga- Kasangati, is too bad and it confirms the fact that the state of roads in our country is still poor,” said Serere County MP Stephen Ochola.

The legislators, however, appreciated the work done by Dott Services Ltd, the company contracted to work on the roads in eastern Uganda.

Contractor praised
“They (Dott Services) are doing some good work and I am happy that they have improved the standard and they should keep up,” he said.

The Wednesday tour which began in Ssemuto through Kayunga to Kamuli was a continuation of the tour started early this month from Jinja to Bukedea through Mbale and Tororo.

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