UNRA, what happened to the Mukono-Kyetume-Katosi road?
Posted Monday, March 18 2013 at 02:00
In the last 10 national budgets, the government has always listed the Mukono-Kyetume-Katosi road among those to be tarmacked, prompting jubilation among the residents of Mukono, Buikwe and Buvuma districts that use the road regularly to ferry among others, fish for export, agricultural out-put and sand to support the flourishing construction sector in and around Mukono/Kampala.
Unfortunately, the more the road has been mentioned for tarmacking, the more it has been neglected for even simple routine maintenance that would otherwise keep it fairly motorable.
The worst stretch is that between Mukono and Kyetume that literally has parts where any semblance of a road has disappeared! Road users have resorted to using the adjoining land to “create” their own multiple paths.
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is responsible for this road and one wonders why it takes so much time for UNRA to realise that at least decent maintenance is necessary for such a busy road.
There is no explanation as to say, why, “mountains” of murrum are kept at the road side indefinitely when simple murrum application in badly-off portions can ably restore some degree of quality decency for the road.
UNRA, can you please shade light on when this road shall be maintained and or tarmacked (if at all, this is still on).