RCC on the Spot As Cracks Develop Along Kabale Main Street

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Wilberforce Mugyenyi, the Reynolds Construction Company-RCC Public Relations Officer says they are aware of the cracks along the main street and are willing to improve on the workmanship. Mugyenyi says the cracks are believed to have started from the poorly laid joints as they were disorganised by the traffic flow.

 Reynolds Construction Company Limited-RCC is under the spotlight for executing a poor job on the Mbarara-Kabale-Katuna road. The road has developed huge cracks along Kabale's main street. The biggest crack starts from Katuna road junction and goes for almost a kilometer at Butobere junction.
 
Joshua Ruhangasiimwe, a Boda Boda cyclist operating along the road, saying they are paying the price of poor workmanship since vehicles push them to the pavement while trying to dodge the cracks. He says that there is need for thorough investigations to ascertain the quality of the work.


Simon Byamukama, a concerned resident of Kabale town, says the road has developed cracks at several spots. He calls for the intervention of government and other leaders before things get out of hand.


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Sam Arinaitwe, the Kabale Central Division chairperson, says he has already filed a complaint with the office of the mayor about the poor workmanship.
 
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Moses Kazibwe, the Uganda National Roads Authority Kabale station engineer, says the concerns raised by the road users and municipal leaders are genuine that must be attended to. Kazibwe says that there is a high possibility that the cracks resulted from the poor laying of joints.

 
Wilberforce Mugyenyi, the Reynolds Construction Company-RCC Public Relations Officer says they are aware of the cracks along the main street and are willing to improve on the workmanship. Mugyenyi says the cracks are believed to have started from the poorly laid joints as they were disorganised by the traffic flow.


This is not the first time the work of RCC has come under scrutiny. In January 2016, huge cracks developed around Kabaraga hills between Kaharo and Kyanamira sub counties prompting the authorities to close some sections of the road. RCC has since been ordered to work on the affected sections.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

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