Musa Ecweru, the State Minister for Works and Transport, has issued an order for the immediate repair of hazardous spots along national roads to prevent potential disasters. The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has placed several engineers on standby and high alert to respond swiftly to emergency calls.
Heavy rains in Uganda have disrupted transportation on various national roads, particularly in areas prone to danger. The Kampala-Jinja Highway, for instance, has been significantly affected by flooding at Kyambogo and Banda points, leading to transportation paralysis.
Minister Musa Ecweru has undertaken a supervisory and monitoring exercise to assess the hazardous spots along the Kampala-Jinja Highway. He noted that some dangerous locations have persisted and directed UNRA to find a lasting solution to these flood-prone zones. He also issued a warning to developers who obstruct drainage systems, contributing to flooding along major highways.
UNRA has attributed the problem of flooding and road infrastructure damage to blocked drainage channels. With the anticipation of continued heavy rainfall, many roads in the country are reported to be in poor condition.