President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urgently directed the Ministry of Finance to allocate funds for repairing the damaged section of Kabale – Kisoro road in Hamurwa Town Council, Rubanda District.
This directive was yesterday conveyed by State Minister of Finance, Henry Musasizi Ariganyira, during the burial ceremony of the late Mzee Twinamasiko Thomas Bukuru, who tragically lost his life in a road accident on Sunday, September 24th 2023.
Mzee Thomas, 72 years old, was struck by a rolling stone triggered by a speeding trailer along the Kabale–Kisoro road. The road was damaged in May 2023 when heavy rains wreaked havoc on the Kigezi region.
The stone that caused Mzee Bukuru’s demise had been placed at the damaged spot by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) as a roadside barrier.
Minister Musasizi, also serving as the Rubanda East MP, apologized for the government’s delay in repairing the road and assured that the issue would be promptly addressed.
He conveyed the President’s condolences to the family and mentioned that the government requires UGX 3.5 billion for the repair. Furthermore, Musasizi delivered UGX 5 million as a gesture of support from President Museveni.
He encouraged the late Bukuru’s children to carry on their father’s legacy of hard work and support for the NRM Government.
The late Bukuru’s children, now double orphans, expressed their grief and the unfortunate similarity of their father’s death to their mother’s murder a few years ago. The eldest sister, Immaculate Kyarisiima, urged her siblings to stay united.