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Besigye nails govt over poor roads

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st October 2008 03:00 AM

THE Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Kizza Besigye, has expressed dissatisfaction over poor roads in the country, reports Abdulkarim Ssengendo.

THE Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Kizza Besigye, has expressed dissatisfaction over poor roads in the country, reports Abdulkarim Ssengendo.

Besigye gave the example of the Mbarara-Ntungamo road, which he said had become impassable. He said this was likely to affect trade.

“Road infrastructure in the country is poor. The Mbarara-Ntungamo road is impassable and people who deal in businesses that need transporting goods from one place to another are likely to quit.”

Besigye made the remarks on Saturday in Rwampara county in Mbarara district, where he addressed rallies in Bugamba, Kicwamba, Ndeija, Nyabikungu and Katukuru.

He scoffed at people who did not vote him into power in the 2006 elections.

“I told you in 2006 and you said no change. Now this is your time to regret why you voted no change. If you again do not change in 2011, you will remain in no change of poor roads, increased prices of goods, poor performance in schools and poor service delivery in hospitals.”

Besigye attributed increased prices of commodities to poor roads, saying people hike prices because they know they are going to spend a lot of fuel on bringing goods to markets.

He said agricultural products in villages had remained at low prices due to poor roads, adding that dealers fear to invest a lot of money in businesses when they are uncertain that they will make a profit. Besigye appealed to Ugandans not toconsider religion and tribe when electing leaders.

He said Uganda is a small, rich country that could be improved with transparent leadership and good development plans.

Besigye nails govt over poor roads

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