Parliamentary Committee on Infrastructure commends Good Works on Oil Roads in the Bunyoro Sub Region
Parliamentary committee on infrastructure has commended the road works being done on oil roads in the Bunyoro Sub region.
The committee of parliament on physical infrastructure that is chaired by David Karubanga the Member of Parliament for Kigorobya County in Hoima District has commended the road works on oil roads despite the few pavements that need to be rectified to ensure the longevity of the road system.
The committee represented by Denis Ssekabila the Member of Parliament for Katikamu North and Richard Ssebamala the Bukoto Central Member of Parliament noted that a few budgetary challenges have affected the work and that these are being worked upon to see that the oil roads are completed. Other few work is remaining like access to building, drainage systems among others are being worked on they said.
The team also noted that this will help them ascertain whether it is necessary to merge Uganda National Roads Authority with Ministry of Works.
“We are to supervise the Uganda National Roads Authority to see whether the works are ok and which challenges they are having and also establish if it is really necessary to merge UNRA and Ministry of works. So far everything is OK I have not seen any shoddy work so far” said Ssebamala.
However, he (Ssebamala) noted that the road works were affected by the budgetary constraints thus causing few minor errors on the roads which he promised to table before the committee for renovation.
Similarly, Denis Ssekabila the Katikamu North County was impressed by the road works though he noted that few roadways needed to be worked on to ensure access to people’s homes and businesses. He however applauded UNRA for the great job done.
Engineer Michael Akankwasa the UNRA project Manager for the Mubende-Kakumiro-Kibaale-Kagadi road project says that they have observed some issues raising mixed reactions from communities like lack of access roads to feeder roads and promised that these issues would be rectified as soon as possible.
Akankwasa also assured the public that roads would last for the 15 targeted years and decried the little funding to town councils that would be rehabilitating them thus calling upon government to increase on the funding for town councils to ensure that they also care for roads passing through them.
Yosia Ndibwami the Kagadi district Chairman says that he decided to notify the committee on infrastructure after residents complained over the lack of access roads to their businesses and homes.
He expressed gratitude that parliament has taken concern in addressing community needs.
The team monitored two roads projects; the 104KM Mubende-Kakumiro-Kibaale-Kagadi road project being constructed by the China Communications and Construction Company- CCCC and the 103KM Kabwoya-Kagadi-Kyenjojo road project under the Shengli Engineering and Construction Company limited among others.
The team monitored all road works on all oil roads in Bunyoro Sub Region.