- MPs raised their concerns during a meeting with UNRA technical team.
- It is the ministry of transport and works to make a decision on such matter.
A section of members of parliament from central region constituencies want Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA to own local government roads for better service delivery to the public.
According to them, districts have inadequate funds to facilitate both road construction and maintenance. This they say is the reason for impassible roads in most districts across the country particularly during the rain season.
They also say, even roads in Kampala which are KCCA's responsibility, should also return to UNRA.
They raised their concerns during a meeting with UNRA technical team.
The Nakawa East area Member of Parliament, Ronald Balimwezo has noted that less than 600 km of roads in Kampala have tarmac and most of them are in a sorry state full of potholes.
While responding to this call, the Executive Director of Uganda National Roads Authority Madam Allen Kagina noted that the idea is not bad however, it is the ministry of transport and works to make a decision on such matter.
Madam Kagina however advised the honorable Members of Parliament to task the government to allocate more funds for the local governments to further facilitate the construction of these roads.
Rakai woman member of parliament Juliet Suubi Kinyamatama asked UNRA to stop using the outbreak of COVID-19 as an excuse for failure to work on some national roads.
According to her, President Museveni has been pledging to construct roads in Buganda region including some roads in her constituency since 2005 but little has been done to implement his pledges .