By Yosam Gucwaki
Uganda National Roads Authority has embarked on a peaceful evacuation of people operating on road reserves as a way of maintaining roads.
Many people have been encroaching on road reserves country wide using them for business purposes and others cultivating thus spoiling drainage systems and culverts.
During a stakeholders engagement meeting held in Mubende town, the head of Operations at UNRA Robert Tumwine said that the law provides for the business community to apply for these reserves before putting them to use but many people encroach on these reserves without permission.
Tumwine said that many roads in Mubende have been
encroached on but all these users are to be served with eviction
notice in 30 days and failure to comply UNRA will employ forceful
Mubende Municipal Council authorities have for long raised complaints
to UNRA over road reserves in town that have been turned into
business centers like garage, parking place, washing bays.
However , the business community pinned UNRA for keeping a deaf ear even when they approached their offices applying for these reserves.
Simon Vvuubi Mukiibi of Simons Food Mat at Mubende-Kampala Highway said that the UNRA is likely to be sued because most of the traders secured licences from Mubende Town Council before elevating to a municipal status.
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