By Felix Twinomugisha
Residents in Ntungamo district are decrying shoddy work on the road connecting to Nyamunuka town council that was commissioned in secrecy.
Residents of the three sub counties of Ihunga, Kibatsi and Bwongyera on Monday 4th Nov.2019 protested over the road that was tarmacked this year but has already developed potholes and bridges which were fixed have been washed away by running waters.
This is the second time residents have protested over roads following one in May this year where they complained on roads from Bucence, Kamatabura, Rwanda to Nyamunuuka town council all in Kajara County citing shoddy work and lack of bills of quantities.
They said that the contractor Dove Engineering Limited had installed poor culverts, even ignored some places that they were supposed to put culverts.
Innocent Katungye the Kamatabura village chairperson and Lydia Mbabazi both residents of Kibatsi sub county said that their businesses are now affected because of the potholes and washed away bridges that have spread all over the road.
Kajara county Member of parliament Hon Timuzigu Michael Kamugisha who toured the roads expressed concern over the shoddy work warning contractors against execution of shoddy work.
He said that the contractor commissioned the road secretly knowing that they would not allow what he did adding that he is going to face the ministry officials so that they compel the contractor to reconstruct the road and fix good culverts before the resident can make use of the road.
Eng. Loy Namata the resident Engineer had earlier told media that they were following the contract agreement and bills of quantities in implementing the UShs 900M contract of 12km road.
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