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UNRA demolishes illegal kiosks

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd February 2010 03:00 AM

THE Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has demolished kiosks built in the Northern Bypass road reserve.
Dan Alinange, the spokesman, said encroachment on the reserve was illegal and would hinder the planned expansion of the road.

By David Ssempijja
THE Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has demolished kiosks built in the Northern Bypass road reserve.
Dan Alinange, the spokesman, said encroachment on the reserve was illegal and would hinder the planned expansion of the road.

A team made up of the Police and the roads agency employees, spent over 10 hours on the operation.

“These are businesspeople encroaching on Government land.

“If they are left to continue, they might even claim ownership in addition to hindering the steady flow of traffic on the road,” he said.

There are also a number of permanent structures in the Bypass reserve for which the roads agency is to contract court bailiffs to demolish, according to Alinange. He promised that the exercise would be carried out frequently to ensure compliance.

He added more improvements would be done to check on the reckless use of the road by motorcyclists.

He pointed out that the cyclists were is damaging the road because of indiscipline usage.

The expansion project is expected to cost between sh30b and sh50b.

UNRA demolishes illegal kiosks

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