By Derrick Ampereza ,
The Uganda national roads authority UNRA has come out to clear the air over recent reports of cracks that emerged along the Kanungu- Kihihi-ishasha Rukungiri tarmac road causing mixed reactions from Kanungu leaders and members of the Public
Pictures of the cracks emerged last week, forcing the UNRA officials by the road project engineer Micheal Akankwasa to meet stakeholders in Kanungu to explain remedial measures being taken
Eng Akankwasa confirmed that his team also observed the cracks along the road at Kanyantorongo and Nyamwegabira and they are working with the contractor to rectify them
He reassured stakeholders about the quality of the road, explaining that all materials used are first tested in different laboratories to ensure that they are of good quality and of the desired standard.
Eng Akankwasa also asked residents with issues concerning compensation to approach UNRA and not the road construction company.
He noted some people didn’t receive their compensation in time because of discrepancies in their documents
Akankwasa noted that 49% of the road has so far been tarmacked and warned those stealing road construction materials.
Eng Akankwasa said although the road was to be completed at the end of last year, the contract has since been extended up to December 2022.
He blamed the delayed completion on too much rainfall and the effects of the covid 19 pandemic.