By Yosam Gucwaki
Residents of Bukooba village in Kijunjubwa parish Kimengo Sub County Masindi district have petitioned the Masindi district council speaker over the poor state of their road.
The petition signed by over 200 people was handed over yesterday to the district council speaker Moses Kirya by the residents from four affected villages of Bukooba, Kitinwa, Kijunjubwaand Kizimwe.
The road in question connects subcounties of Kimengo and Bwijanga.
The residents say that the road has been in existence for long but no one minds about working on it. They say there is a very big swamp known as Kiizi and they find it hard to cross it.
Edward Bisanga, the chairperson LCI Kizimwe village says that it is very hard for them to access health centres, schools and markets adding that they have to first cross the swamp using all means because they have no option at all.
John Kakiziba, also the chairperson LCI Kitinwa village said that to reach Kijunjubwa trading centre they need 12000 Ugandan shillings during the dry spell but when it rains it needs 20000 Ugandan shilling and yet it is near.
Immaculate Kunihira, also a resident of Bukooba village noted that women in the area abandoned delivering from the health units and resorted to Traditional Birth attendants due to lack of a road to connect them the nearby health units.
Moses Kirya, the Masindi district council speaker confirmed receipt of the petition saying that as district leaders they are going to go on the ground this Friday to ascertain the magnitude of the problem and come up with a way forward.
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