By Abdulkarim Ssengendo
THE minister for works and transport, Eng. John Nasasira, has directed the town clerk and planner of Kiruhura town council to use a comprehensive strategy to develop the town in a bid to avoid congestion.
Nasasira explained that a town left to develop without a strategy may deteriorate in future and cause congestion citing Kampala which was poorly developed and people were building on road reserves.
â€œI hate doing things which are not planned for. We are now using each otherâ€™s space in Kampala because it was poorly developed. People are developing in road reserves,â€ he said.
Nasasira directed the town clerk, Festo Tandeka, and his staff to ensure their plan indicates the distribution of industrial, residential and commercial areas, distribution of parks and other open spaces.
He made the remarks while opening an administration block worth sh106m at Kiruhura. The building was constructed with start-up funds, unconditional grants and local revenue.
The minister commended Tandeka and his staff for spending the Government funds to build the town council headquarters well.
â€œI know this structure was hard to complete in a district which was formed just four years ago. I want to thank the town clerk and his team for using the government funds well.â€
The LC3 chairman of Kiruhura, Mbaho Buhamba, noted that the development of the town council was held back by residents who demand unaffordable compensation.
Buhamba said they had tried to construct roads to connect the town council with wards but the land owners had demanded compensation which the town council could not pay.