UNRA boss warns road reserve encroachers

Wednesday August 12 2015

By Ruth Katusabe & Morris Mumbere

NTOROKO/KASESE. The executive director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Ms Allen Kagina, has warned residents of Ntoroko to desist from encroaching on road reserves.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Fort portal- Bundibugyo-Lamia road, Ms Kagina said encroaching on the road reserves by farmers makes government spend a lot of money to protect roads.
“Residents who stay up in the mountain grow food on road reserves, leading to landslides which block the road and cleaning the debris damages the road. It also affects its lifespan,” she said.
She cautioned transporters against overloading their trucks as this damages the road, reduces its life span and increases the cost of maintenance. She asked local leaders and the community to protect road signs and road reserves.