By Yosam Gucwaki
Erection of road humps in the black spots along the Kampala – Gulu highway in Kiryandongo district has started.
The works being done by Uganda National roads Authority (UNRA) started on Thursday from Kiryandongo town council in Kiryandongo district.
The erection of the road humps follows the arrest of the chairperson LCV Kiryandongo district, Charles Ntairohoki who was arrested on Monday mobilizing residents to erect their own humps after UNRA had failed to intervene despite several requests from Kiryandongo district leadership.
Ntairohoki was arrested by the anti riot police from Masindi port trading centre with seven others and detained at Masindi central police station and later given a police bond.
Ntairohoki has been for a long time been demanding for the erection of road humps in the ten black spots indicating that erection of humps would reduce on the road carnage since most of them are caused by over speeding.
Our reporter spoke to Ntairohoki and he indicated that he got communication from UNRA notifying him on how it is going to construct humps in all the black spots in Kiryandongo district.
A UNRA official who spoke on condition anonymity at the sight explained that they are going to construct humps on all the black spots adding that they are not working on them because of the pressure from the district boss but they had just delayed. He added that erection of the road humps has been in pipeline.
Elisa Tibamwenda a resident of Kiryandongo town council who whose child was knocked dead by a speeding car in march this year expressed happiness after seeing UNRA’s staff on site.
Other residents from Kiryandongo town council said they are optimistic that the rate at which people have been dying in road accidents is going to reduce with the establishment of humps.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website