Residents of Bulambuli Decry poor state of roads as President Museveni commissions 92 km Muyembe-Nakapiripirit road

Posted: 2020-11-26T14:37:20Z Read: 1,088 times
Residents of Bulambuli Decry poor state of roads as President Museveni commissions 92 km Muyembe-Nakapiripirit road

President Yoweri Museveni has been tasked to address the poor state of roads and the issues of floods that have persistently plagued in Bulambuli District. 


According to residents, the current floods have damaged roads, schools, and health facilities, among others, but they want the President and also NRM Presidential candidate to look for solutions to see that they can easily access social services.


Residents want Mr. Museveni who is campaigning in Bugisu sub-region to listen to their cries as they have struggled with the poor state of roads which hinders transportation of their products to the markets. 


The lower part of Bulambuli district is one of the areas mostly affected by floods especially during the rainy season, leaving several people displaced from their homes.


Currently, the area is the food basket for Bugisu sub-region specializing mainly in cereals like maize, sunflower, beans, and rice.


They also asked Museveni to prioritize women SACCOS and empower them with funds since they are incapacitated.


The president was in Sironko District, where he held a meeting with selected NRM leaders, as part of the continuing engagements with our people of Bugisu sub-region.


He also officiated at the ground breaking ceremony for the upgrade of the 92 km Muyembe-Nakapiripirit road. The road will link Uganda to Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia.


He noted that for such a road to make meaning, government must emphasize the issue of regional integration with the purpose of engaging in lucrative trade, and easy movement of goods and services from country to country.


“Our people should also involve themselves in calculative commercialized businesses to increase our exports and utilize such roads” he added.