KABALE, UGANDA: District chairpersons in the Kigezi Sub-region have asked the government to expedite plans of tarmacking tourism roads in the region.
Their request was contained in a petition letter presented to the senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations and the first son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba during the Katuna-Gatuna border re-opening Thanksgiving and Rukundo Egumeho concert at Kigezi High School playground in Kabale municipality in a message read by the Kanungu District chairperson Sam Arinaitwe Kajojo.
Some of the roads in question include Kisoro-Nyarusiza-Muhabuura Road which connects to Mgahinga national park, Kisoro – Rubuguri Road which connects to Buhoma in Kanungu through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kabale-Bunyonyi road are in a sorry state and has often paralyzed transport, especially during rainy seasons and all the roads were pledged by President Museveni.
The leaders say the failure of government to implement the promise of tarmacking the roads has greatly frustrated the tourism business.
They added since the tourism sector is the highest revenue-generating sector for the Kigezi Sub-region and the Country at large, there is a need for the government to quicken the plans of having the roads worked on.
In his response, Gen Muhoozi promised to submit the petition to relevant offices and the president for immediate action. He further asked for cooperation between the Uganda Tourism Board of Uganda and Rwanda in order to enjoy a cooperative advantage.
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