By Ronald Kabuye
Residents of ndejje in makindye ssabagabo municipality have appealed to their leaders to consider widening Namasuba- Ndejje-Kitiko road that is currently under construction, arguing that the narrowness of road is the major cause of accidents on the road.
The residents aired their concern in the baraza meeting organized by the municipality leaders and cost uganda an international infrastructure transparency initiative, to link, update and get feedback from the residents on the progress of the project.
Besides widening the road, the residents want the feeder roads worked on to ensure easy access to the main road and establish bus stops.
In the meeting the board chairperson of Cost international Christiaan J. Poortman applauded the residents for keeping tabs on the project and giving out their pieces of land without compensation but in the spirit of developing the area.
This he said should be emulated by all Ugandans since development should be inclusive and participatory.
“I was very impressed to hear that many of you sacrificed the pieces of land without any compensation, I hope that the road as constructed will be able to satisfy all of you and in particular those of you who made your own contribution.” said Poortman.
meanwhile the Wakiso district engineer Sam Mwesigwa appealed to government to increase on their infrastructural development budget that currently stands at 9.5 billion shillings to enable them handle bigger projects from doing smaller projects and in a phased manner.
Giving an update on the 10.2 kilometers Namasuba- Ndejje- Kitiko road project estimated to cost over 26.4 billion shillings and end in 2019. Mwesigwa said that they are tirelessly working on 1.3km which is a bigger swamp in Lufuka and once it’s complete it will bring the completed work at 50%.
The baraza meetings is one of the ways that cost has taken to sensitise citizens on their roles in infrastructural development projects, not only to keep an eye, participate in activities once called upon on projects but also raise alarms once they detect any issue of concern
By Ronald Kabuye