BY JOACKIM KULE
Kasese District Local Government has today officially commissioned the first phase of grading and graveling the Road Barrier-Mahango Road to better connectivity between Mahango and Kasese town.
A 21.3 kilometer Road Barrier Mahango Road stretching through Nyakabingo sub county, Mahango up to Muhokya sub –county is expected to cost about 433 million Uganda shillings.
Eng. Ronald Katswamba, the Kasese District Senior Engineer in charge of roads and construction says the road will be constructed in two phases with phase one involving graveling some parts, grading, widening and installation of culverts while the second phase will largely involve gravelling of the entire 21km stretch.
He emphasized the need for the community to support the district in the construction of the road is being executed under force account.
Kasese District Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Eriab Ntarwete Begumya noted that the improved road network would help the farmers to transport their agricultural produce and other goods to the market centres at minimal fares.
However, Mr. Begumya stressed that there was no compensation for whomever the road will affect.
Kasese District Vice Chairperson, Mr. Ham Natuhwera directed the engineering department to stick to the approved road design during the construction.
Mr. Natuhwera also cautioned the local population against the practice of making economic activities like brick making and sand mining along the road reserves since they affect the life span of the road infrastructure.