By Jumah Nsubuga
The Ministry of Works and Transport has announced that it is going to recycle all out dated roads in the country.
The minister of Works and Transport, Abraham Byandala, while appearing before parliamentary committee of physical infrastructure chaired by Buhweju county Ephraim Biraro said that the decision is aimed at using limited resources to improve all roads.
“This will work as a short term solution for 10years as the ministry looks for funds to re-construct all roads in a poor state.” The minister said.
He also noted that, this new system will commence with Mukono, Kayunga Ntenjeru and later other parts of the country.
Meanwhile Okoro County MP,Stanley Omwomya, has put the minister of works Abraham Byandala to task to explain what criteria the ministry used to choose the roads which are going to be worked on this financial year.
“I want know why roads in west Nile were not considered this financial year yet they are all in bad shape. Our roads are in bad shape and they are impassable during the rainy season. Nebbi-Goli road which connect Uganda to Congo is in poor condition” He asked.
He further appealed to Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to come up and at least grade some roads in West Nile as a money is sought to Tarmac them.
Road recycling process involves shaving off the top two to four inches of asphalt on a damaged road, pulverizing it and mixing it with additives, and then laying it back down and grading and compacting it.