Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has urged the public to be vigilant and report any cracks on roads and bridges across the nation to the authority.
This call was made by the Executive Director, Allen Kagina on Friday during a media briefing held at Mbale Resort hotel, Mbale town.
She says the move is aimed at pressuring the authority to quickly intervene before accident is caused.
“75% of Uganda roads are in good conditions before the long rainy season which has lasted for four months affected them somehow. The spoiled roads cannot be worked on until the water level reduces,” she said.
According to Kagina, the shs.267billion set aside by the government is not enough for road maintenance.
She told journalists that in the coming fiscal year 2018-2019, they are expecting an increment in budget allocation for the smooth running of their activities.
Engineer Joseph Otim, the director road maintenance at the UNRA says the authority knows all the challenges, adding that works have commenced in some places were rainfall is low.
“The public ought to be patient for good outcome,” Otim added.
In this ending fiscal year 2017/2018, government allocated shs.4.631.2 Trillion shillings to Works Ministry.
Of the figure, shs3.8 Trillion was allocated to Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA).