Incomplete Road Works Anger Busia Residents

Written by on June 29, 2021

Residents in Sikuda Sub-County, Busia district have raised concerns about the incomplete road works in the area.

The 17 Million Shillings Syonga-Hadadira- Musuyi 3 Kilometers road that connects from Syonga to Busia town through Tiira town council was abandoned in April 2020 before completion.

Siffuna Mayende, Charles Waswa, and Scovia Najabi among other residents say that they were surprised to see the road abandoned just after they have done bush clearing.

Waswa, says that the road is now impassable due to potholes and lack of drainage channels.

Mayende another resident says that it’s now difficult for them to easily access Busia town due to the sorry state of the road. He says that when it rains it becomes slippery leading to accidents.

Sande Walehwa, the LCI Chairman Siwulihire Village, Sikuda Sub-county says that attempts to seek an explanation from the sub-county authorities have proved futile.

Abubakar Issa Hayemba, the LCIII Chairman Sikuda Sub-County says that they are following up with the Sub-county technical staff to recover the money that was allocated for the works so that construction resumes.

Mathew Tusubira, the Busia deputy resident district commissioner says that have registered several complaints from community members about the incomplete works.

Tusubira says that they have constituted a team led by the district internal security officer to investigate the matter.

Ogola Pa’japian, the Busia district engineer says that he was not involved in the construction works. He says that his role was to ensure that the road equipment is fueled.

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