EDITORâ€”I recently had the opportunity to travel across the country and I saw construction works on national roads. For long, we have been complaining about the poor roads, but now I would like to commend the works minister, Eng. John Nasasira, for the good work.
Nasasira deserves credit for lobbying for more funds for his ministry from the Government.
I had the opportunity to look at the roads under construction, Mutuggaâ€“Semuttoâ€“ Kapeeka, Kawempeâ€“Kafu, Sorotiâ€“Dokoloâ€“Lira, Jinjaâ€“Bugiri, Kabaleâ€“Kisoro, Gayazaâ€“Zirobwe and the much-awaited Northern Bypass and work was going on smoothly.
Rehabilitation of major highways like Kampalaâ€“Masaka, Masakaâ€“Mbarara, Mbararaâ€“Ntungamo and Kampalaâ€“Jinja will ease the transportation of goods and movement of people.
My only worry is that with improved roads, we might experience a high rate of accidents. It is, therefore, upon the ministry and other road agents to sensitise road-users on road safety.