Rushenyi County residents raise funds for Road construction

In Summary
  • WhatsApp group commissions Ntungamo roadworks.
  • They have also reached out to people in the Diaspora for support.

 Residents of Kyempene-Rugarama Subcounty in Rushenyi County in Ntungamo District have raised funds to construct a 3-kilometre road to enable them access schools, hospitals and markets.

The residents have been mobilized through churches and villages while those in Kampala have been mobilized through "Rushenyi New Era and Kyempene" WhatsApp groups with Mr. Alex Kwesiga Nkabarenga as the chief Mobiliser for the funds.

Kyamuteera hill. Work in progress.

The locals joined hands with their area MP Hon. Naome Kabasharira and the local leadership to construct Kyamuteera - Mugyera Hill Road. Works commenced on December 28th, 2021 and are sought to end in seven days. The road connects Omukayenje trading center in Kashenyi 1 Village and connects via Kyamuteera Hill, to Mugyera Catholic Church along Ikona-Omukikoona road.

The 3km rocky foot path will enable people cut distance and resources of connecting the subcounty as well as linking Rushenyi County in Ntungamo to Rubabo County in Rukungiri District.

The women make their contribution by cooking for the men who are involved in the road construction. They also supply water used in the construction and for the men to quench their thirst as they give a hand. Others are contributing food stuffs, ranging from cassava, matooke, beans etc to support the works. The area has not had an access road between Mugyera and Kyamutera locations for years, with locals saying the opening of the road will help learners access Kyamuteera Primary School, Nyakarambi Primary School and Ihunga-Mugyera Basin Secondary School.The locals say they the road network will save them moving a longer distance of 7 kilometers to connect the area that has now reduced to 3kilometres.

The village road network taskforce headed by Charles Katwaza has been mobilizing the people through churches. On a daily basis, the excavator machine has been consuming a minimum 250litres of diesel fuel per 8 hours a day for 7 days which people have been asked to contribute to.

Locals in areas plotted for the road have voluntarily offered their land, others have offered part of their banana plantations on the slopes of the hill, gardens and farms to the project to enable connectivity.

Mujurizi Andrew Bakora currently working with China State Engineering Company, that has been working on Acacia, Ntinda-Kulambiro roads has during this Christmas period supported with efforts with technical advice on the location of the road. He also supervised the commencement of the work and setting of the road.