HOIMA, UGANDA: The Hoima District Roads committee has agreed to hire road construction machines to rehabilitate roads which are currently in a sorry state in Hoima District.
The agreement was reached at on Tuesday afternoon a committee seating chaired by the Bugahya MP Pius Wakabi Rujumba at Hoima District headquarters in Kasingo Ward Hoima west city Division.
This was revealed after the committee members realized that the district has failed to raise over 40 million shillings for this financial year that was meant to finance the rehabilitation of roads and the opening up of new roads.
In the committee meeting, the members expressed their concerns about the poor state of roads in Hoima District.
One of the members whose names were withheld for security reasons says that the committee members asked the committee to explain to them about the Hoima District Local Government’s Road construction machines that were arrested by the state house anti-corruption unit.
It should be noted that a few months back, Road construction Machines belonging to Hoima District Local Government were arrested in Kiryandongo district working in a farm.
Responding to this issue the Hoima District Engineer Ibrahim Luswata said that the arrested machines are to be handed over back to the district authorities in 3 weeks time.
Pius Wakabi Rujumba the chairperson of the Hoima District roads committee says that they have decided to hire these machines using the available funds in their Bank account to rehabilitate roads in Hoima district in case the district fails to receive back it’s construction Machines that were arrested.
The committee has decided to start the rehabilitation activity on the roads of; Kitonya-Kidukuru, Kyohairwe-Wagesa among others which they say they are in critical condition.
“We are planning to hire some machines to rehabilitate the district roads that are said to be in a sorry state in case the state house anti corruption unit refuses to give back our machines in a three weeks time”. Wakabi said.