The Ugandan government has commissioned the construction of two new community access roads in Rubanda West constituency. The project which is estimated to cost a total of US $377,888 will see the construction of the 8km Nfasha-Kigunguzo-Rwabahundane road in Bufundi sub-county at a cost of US $244,277 and the 3.5km Kianga-Mushanje road in Ikumba sub-county at a cost of US $134,960.
According to Mr. Joel Kintu, a civil engineer in the Ministry of works and Transport, Destiny Civil Engineering, a Kampala-based firm has been awarded the contract to carry out the construction work.
He however made it clear that there will be no compensation to the residents whose properties will be affected by the project since the roads are being constructed under the Inter-connectivity Project meant for the benefit of the community.
Mr. Pastoli Twinomuhangi, the LC5 vice chairman reiterated his remarks by adding that the roads will help farmers to easily transport agricultural produce to different markets. “The construction of these community roads will boost economic development. Many trading centres will come up, food stores and cottage industries will come up thus creating employment for the community residents. I therefore appeal to the locals to cooperate with the contractors,” he adds.
The construction work is expected to be completed by July next year.