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Vandalism of road furniture on Kampala-Entebbe express way frustrates UNRA plans

Bethel | 95timefm Kampala-Entebbe expressway


Vandalism of road furniture on the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway remains one of the biggest challenges on the country’s only toll road, legislators on the Committee on Physical Infrastructure have noted.

The MPs have tasked the Uganda National Roads Authority to come up with strategic and punitive measures to address the challenge of vandalism on the expressway which among others includes resorting to alternative construction materials that are not attractive to vandals.

This was during a meeting with officials from UNRA led by Minister of Works and Transport Gen Katumba Wamala on the operations and maintenance of the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway held yesterday.

According to the UNRA Director Road Maintenance Eng Joseph Otim, the fencing along the expressway has been the most vandalised road furniture.

He attributed increased vandalism of the chain-link fence to the rampant market for metal scrap that is being used as raw material for steel products