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Roads, roads need fixing!

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th April 2004 03:00 AM

SIR— The Ministry of Works and Transport and Communications has reconstructed Wakaliga Road in Kampala

SIR— The Ministry of Works and Transport and Communications has reconstructed Wakaliga Road in Kampala

SIR— The Ministry of Works and Transport and Communications has reconstructed Wakaliga Road in Kampala.
However, there is one thing that will make the road more worthy and passable — humps. There are zebra-crossings alright, but drivers tend to neglect them, thus causing accidents.

As a result, students find it hard and risky to cross the road, especially in the mornings and evenings when the road is very busy. But if there are humps on the road, drivers will reduce speed and enable pedestrians cross the road without much difficulty.

Rogers Ssentongo
Wakaliga, Kampala


SIR— Having been chanced
to live in Uganda in the lat 1970s and early 1980s, I had
the opportunity to see
the status of the road network in Uganda. But tremendous achievements have been made in the Museveni era and roads have been rehabilitated to
a modern state.

Examples are the Mityana-Mubende Highway, that Pakwach-Arua road,
the Tirinyi Road, the Bugiri- Malaba road and other feeder roads under the Poverty Alleviation Fund to local governments.
Ugandans, especially those born in the late 80s who had no opportunity to see how bad the roads were, have the only chance (I repeat, the last chance) to visit Mityana town.

The Kampala-Mityana road is the only living example of how bad roads were in the early 80s. If you miss this chance,
you miss out forever as there will never be such a road
in Uganda again. Thereafter,
you will appreciate what Museveni has achieved
in the road sector.

David Bizimana
Kampala

Roads, roads need fixing!

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