Two Kasese Villages Create Own Road - Colonial Style

If you had an evident problem but sat around doing nothing to alleviate it, an elderly Muganda might look at you quizzically as ask, “Olinda Bidde?” That is; are you waiting for bells to go off before you can attend to your own problem? Two villages in Kasese are certainly not waiting for those proverbial bells. They took up hoes and other hand implements and created a two kilometre road to connect them to the rest of the world.

Kyabarungira 1 and Kaghofwe B villages, previously hand no access to their own subcounty headquarters. The new road will now connect the two villages to the rest of the local road network which leads the Kyabarungira sub county head quarter. This road works took the community two weeks of manual labour.

This report was submitted to News-Hapa by the proud LC2 chairperson of the area, Nickson Bwambale.

This approach to establishing local roads is reminiscent to the colonial days when residents were required to personally participating in establishing and maintaining roads within their communities. During that period, local contest were even won and awards given to families whose stretches of road were best maintained.

- June 26, 2013
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