The executive director Uganda national road authority Allen Kagina warns that the with draw of funds by world bank from Uganda’s road project should be a lesson to all Government departments not to ignore concerns raised by the community as they work on certain projects.
Addressing journalists at Uganda media centre kagina said that if the old managers of UNRA had addressed the issues that were raised by the communities in fort portal kamwenge road , the funds wouldn’t have been withdrawn by the world bank.
The world bank withdrew funding for Fort portal kamwenge road in December last year following complaintd recieved by an independednt board.
Among other complaints were failure to manage stone quarries, mistreatment of workers,child labor. There were also serious allegations of road workers’ sexual relations with minor girls in the community, and sexual harassment of female employees sited.
World Bank also warned to review other world bank programs in Uganda and other countries to make the needed improvements.