PICTORIAL: Rukungiri district MPs, stakeholders inspect roads in Municipality, pledge for more improvement


Yesterday, the Rukungiri district roads committee inspected all of the municipality’s deteriorated roads in an effort to find methods to make them better.

In order to inspect the roads and bridges, the committee led by Hon. Dr. Elisa Rutahigwa the Rukungiri municipality area Member of Parliament worked with other district stakeholders.

These included Hon. Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi, the minister of security and Rujumbura County MP, Hon. Natukunda Midius Kaharata, the woman MP, and HON. Namanya Naboth of Rubabo County.

Kanyamajuta Bridge in Kahororo Western Division, Kitengure Bridge, Kifunjo Bridge in Eastern Division, and the currently-under-construction Bashama Bridge were among the bridges and roads assessed.

Hon. Dr. Elisa Rutahigwa, the chairperson Rukungiri district roads committee, spoke during the meeting following the inspection and advised the locals to cease any activities that contribute to erosion, as it has been clearly identified as the primary cause of damaged roads and bridges.

Most of the roads in the Rukungiri municipality, according to Dr. Rutahigwa, are in good condition adding that the district and municipality will continue to make full use of Ugx. 1b to work on improving all of the roads.


The majority of the roads in Rukungiri are in poor condition because there is a shortage of road equipment, but Hon. Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi, the Minister of Security and a member of parliament representing Rujumbura County, told the meeting that he will borrow equipment from other districts so that all of the roads can be fixed.

He went on to say that the Ugandan government, led by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, is dedicated to providing districts with financial help, primarily for road maintenance.


The Rukungiri district woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Midius Natukunda Kaharata, stated at the meeting that UNRA must act quickly to save lives in the state of Mineera Bridge, which borders Kebisoni and Nyarushanje Sub County.

The Rukungiri District Roads Committee Chairperson gives the UNRA delegate in the meeting instructions to step in and take quick action to save lives on the same matter.

In the meanwhile, the district chairperson LC5 for Rukungiri, Mr. Geofrey Kyomukama praised the productive collaboration between area MPs and district leaders, recounting how this allowed them to accomplish more services than under prior leadership.