Government has raised concern over the continued destruction of road infrastructure by certain sectors including agencies which they say is costing the tax payers huge sums of money.
The Minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija, while appearing before the National Economy Committee of Parliament noted that new and old roads have been cut to connect pipes for water, electricity and communication cables and that this has affected most roads hence weakening them.
Kasaijja said he has now instructed the Committee Chairperson, Hon.Syda Bumba, to immediately write to the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda about the dangers of cutting roads so that there is an immediate stop to the practice.
He also said he was to meet Dr. Rugunda over the same matter and discuss so that such sectors can submit their master plans in time by cutting roads which he said will not be accepted any more.
The most affected roads are in the City Centre where water and electricity connections are done living portholes and it’s seen as the major destruction of road infrastructure in the Country.