Police Opens up on Kadaga Convoy Accident

By Mark Kanyesigye

A section of residents on the Ntungamo-Mirama Hills have agreed to allow the contractor to progress with the road works in the area as they await their compensation.

This followed earlier reports that some locals had blocked the contractor from accessing their properties until they have been fully compensated.

During a site visit by a team from Uganda National Roads Authority, symptoms residents of Mirama Hills agreed to have the road works continue due to the safety risks associated with the steep gradient of the area.

Most of the residents had complained that they wanted compensation first but after a meeting with the UNRA project manager, viagra Eng. Martin Olwa, price they agreed that the works continue.

“It is better for the project to continue as we process the payments. We are still waiting for the response of the Chief Government Valuer so that we can disclose to each affected person how much money they will be paid,” Eng. Olwa said.

The major complaint was that after assessing their land, they have never heard from the compensation consultant again, yet they were receiving information that people in other areas were already being paid.

The LC1 chairman, Mr. ZaveriyoTinkasiire said that residents are very supportive of the project because it will develop the area. “Our only problem is that nobody was telling us what was happening. But now it is okay since they have explained to us, they can resume the work.”


This follows a similar move by residents of Karo Karungi to grant access to the contractor, Zhongmei to do bush clearing in their land as they wait for feedback concerning their compensation.

The Ntungamo-Mirama Hills road is a 37 km gravel road that was established in 1962, and is currently being upgraded to bituminous grade in a joint project between the Government of Uganda and Trade Mark East Africa.

After completion, it will serve as a convenient alternative to the Kabale-Katuna road which is longer distance to the Rwanda border. It is expected that after completion, there will be an increase in traffic by over 60 percent from the current number of motorists.

According to the TMEA Program Manager, Vincent Rudahunga, the road is very important since it is part of the Northern Corridor which stretches from Mombasa to Kigali under the East African Community framework.

“Our priority is ensuring there is ease in doing business within the East African region. We are not only working on the roads, but also improving the border posts. So far we have improved the Mirama Hills/Kagitumba border to a One Stop Border Post as part of a bigger plan to improve efficient access to markets,”Rudahunga said.

The one year project which commenced in September last year is expected to be completed in December 2016, and will cost U$22 Million.
The police force has refuted as false, cialis 40mg the rumors that the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga’s convoy had been involved in accident on Sunday.

On December 6, sildenafil 2015, information pills an unidentified motorcycle rider rammed into a stationary car and sustained minor injuries, an accident rumored to have involved Kadaga.

In a statement issued by the Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye, the force denied any accident involving the speaker of parliament and said she was in normal condition.

“This is not true because we are in constant contact with the speaker’s convoy,”Namaye said. ” adding that the convoy in which the speaker was travelling was on the opposite side of the road.”

She added, ”We would like to assure the country the speaker is safe and continuing with her journey.”

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