Sembabule district local government has received Shilling 540million to cater for the repair of community access roads in the district.
The money is part of a special grant from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries-(MAIF) for the rehabilitation of agricultural access roads in food processing areas under the Labor Saving Technologies and Mechanization program.
Steven Katwire, the Senior Agricultural Engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture says that the money has been allocated in response to a request by the district authorities who sought support towards repairing some of the community access roads in the area that are in bad shape.
Katwire notes that the funds have been earmarked to repair roads that connect to areas with high agricultural production levels.
Engineer Konde Tamale, the Sembabule District Principal Engineer indicates that the grant is a big relief to the area, adding that they are currently struggling to carry out the required road maintenance given the meager resources available.
Konde noted that their technical committee has identified Kyabi-Kyabaleesa and Kanoni-Katusi-Kyamenya roads in Rugushuulu Sub County measuring 21.7 and 14kilometers respectively for repair under the program.
He asked the residents to surrender part of their land to allow the contractor to expand the road once the works begin this week.