By Emma Bwayo
Residents of Namabya and Bukhaweka Sub Counties in Namisindwa district have asked top leadership of UNRA for transparency and openness as works along the 29KM Kufu -Bukhaweka- Bupoto -Magale works kick off.
Over 160 people directly affected by the project from the two sub counties met over the weekend and resolved to demand a clear design and direct engagement with top leadership of UNRA.
Zebtek Wopukhulu, one of the victims says they need clear documentations about the project adding that issues of compensation should clearly be spelt out since people need answers.
Marion Lunyolo who was elected as chair of the a committee of people affected by the project says the road is key for the people of Namisindwa since it will boost the economy but explains that standard works must be done to achieve the objective of the project.
Agnes Katisi, 73, and resident of Tengei in Bukhaweka Sub County says a team from UNRA first mapped her house and asked her to shift but upon coming they shifted the marks as the road was reduced in size. She asked for UNRA to explain how she will live when the road passes near her door.
Nakhabala Bernard, the Chairperson of Musiru village in Bukhaweka says as local leaders along the project area, they have never been engaged. He says they simply initiated plans to have them explain concerns.
William Kagwa, a representative of UNRA and the contractor of the project says current works are simply maintenance works as the project will be implemented after full engagement and compensation.
Hajji Imran Mulunga, the Namisindwa District Resident District Commissioner asked for calm among residents explaining that all issues have been noted and will be addressed by the responsible team. He commended local leadership for calming angry residents.