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Ugandan Legislators Urge Government to Enhance Road Infrastructure

Members of Parliament are pressing the government, through the Ministry of Works and Transport, to ensure that the ongoing road infrastructure improvement works cover all areas of the country.

Speaker Anita Among commended Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) for patching up roads in the city but advised that this effort be extended to cover all city roads.

The Speaker also raised concerns about business owners erecting buildings in un-designated areas like trenches and wetlands.

Government Chief Whip, Hon. Hamson Obua, stated that Cabinet has decided to cancel all land titles issued within wetlands and that the involved persons will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

The Minister for Water and Environment, Hon. Betty Anywar, cited challenges of forged certificates issued in wetlands, as well as persons carrying out illegal degradation activities.

Various MPs expressed concerns about the state of roads in their constituencies and highlighted the need for improvements in road infrastructure.

There were also calls for the Ministry of Works to repair specific roads, such as the Tororo-Nagongera-Busolwe-Busaba road.

Government Chief Whip, Hon. Hamson Obua, clarified that of the Shs1 billion appropriated to each district, city, and municipality in Uganda for road maintenance, Shs500 million has already been disbursed.

The Speaker urged MPs to get involved in monitoring the effective utilization of the disbursed funds.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.

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