By Sophan Niwamanya
The officials from the African Development Bank (ADB), the ministry of works, and UNRA have embarked on assessing the tourism roads in Kabale and Rubanda districts.
The government has secured an African Development Bank grant worth Shs450 billion for tarmacing six tourism roads around Lake Bunyonyi in Rubanda and Kabale districts.
The roads are Katuna-Rubaya-Muko (68 km), Kyanamira-Nyakigugwe (20 km), and Kabale-Lake Bunyonyi-Kabeho (15 km).
Others are Kachwekano-Kagarama-Hisesero-Muko road (22 km), Kamuganguzi-Bukoora-Kitengi-Kekubo road (25 km), and Katuna-Ryakarimira-Kamuganguzi via Kyonyo-Kasheregyenyi (15 km).
While on inspection of Katuna-Muko and Kabale-Bunyonyi roads, Peter Bagwana, the Unra Sociologist, spoke to locals at Habubare Trading Center in Butanda subcounty, Kabale district, and revealed that they were requested by the African Development Bank to make a report on the roads and submit findings for them to see if it’s worth working on these roads.
He added that once the African Development Bank has accepted and confirmed the report, compensation and work will immediately begin.
“I appeal to the local leaders not to worry about their properties and land, those who are going to be affected by the road project will be compensated and all issues will be sorted. “Mr. Bagwana,” she said.
Mrs. Musimenta Precious and Kyomugisha Lydia are residents of Butanda subcounty, and once these roads are tarred, their women will be able to access health facilities while giving birth.
They added that their production will also get a quick market and be accessible once the roads are complete.