Residents in Kanungu are dissatisfied with the poor state of community access roads in Mpungu, Kihihi and Rugyeyo sub- counties.
Some local leaders said they had sent several letters to the district authorities giving a detailed description of the state of the roads but no action has been taken.
â€œWe want Ms Josephine Kasya the LCV chairperson of Kanungu to tell us why she has abandoned us,â€ Byarugaba Martin, a resident, said.
Another resident, Ms Christine Kobusigye, said Hamurwa- Rugyeyo road Rugyeyo Sub-county, has become impassable because it was last rehabilitated nine years ago.
Jimmy Baheza, the LC1 chairperson of Rugyeyo, said farmers lack access to better market for their agricultural produce due to the bad state of the roads.
â€œOur leaders only come back to beg for votes when elections draw nearer,â€ he said.
The Kanungu district councilor for Mpungu Frank Byaruhanga identified some of the destroyed roads as Hamurwa, Rugyeyo- Kambuga road, Kanungu- Nyamirama, Bwambara â€“ Rukungiri roads among others.
Dennis Magezi , Kanungu district engineer said the district did some grading but heavy rains that lasted for 2 weeks made the roads impassable adding that they are soon rehabilitating all community access roads in this financial year.
However, he acknowledged that some roads have not been rehabilitated because of limited funding.
Ms Josephine Kasya , the district chairperson, said her administration has budgeted Shs102 million this financial year for the rehabilitation of all community access roads saying that some roads will be rehabilitated by the sub- counties using road funds..
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