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Chinese contractor assures public to end Entebbe road flooding

China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has said ongoing extra works on the Kampala-Entebbe road will stop future flooding of prone sections.

In August, CCCC completed repair works of the 22km stretch from Kibuye to Entebbe and was issued a Substantial Completion Certificate from Unra.

However, with the road under Defects Liability Period (DLP), recent heavy rains caused the flooding of Bata-Bata section in Namasuba and disrupted traffic flow. Bata-Bata is adjacent to Lufuka drainage channel that often overflows during heavy rains.

Guo Zitong, the project engineer, told The Observer the section is being fixed.

“We are taking more time on it because of the swampy nature of the area. We are putting better culverts, and reinforcement to avoid desilting which causes flooding because wetlands in the area have been encroached on, piling pressure on the roads,” he said.

According to area locals, flooding mainly results from silting and poor waste management that cause drainage channels along the stretch to get blocked.

Area LC-I chairman Salongo Musoke expressed dismay that some stubborn people turned blocked drainage channels into grazing areas for cows and goats. CCCC will continue to monitor the works under the DLP until February 3, 2023.

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+2 #1 WADADA rogers 2022-09-22 14:40
These hopeless Chinese construct roads with a life span of 2 years at a fee that would construct another road in another organized country at the same cost with the road lasting 20 years
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+1 #2 rubangakene 2022-09-22 18:47
What is it with these Chinese? Even during Obote 2 time, the roads that were resurfaced started peeling off after just two weeks even when this road is not used by heavy-duty lorries.

We must ensure that these workers are not just "prison criminals" sent to work here by checking their credentials properly. Refuse to pay them until the faults are rectified and guaranteed!
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+1 #3 kabayekka 2022-09-22 21:30
That is what we keep telling those who are responsible for the funds of the taxpayer. Those who are found to have dipped their fingers into such funds or misused such funds, should have their fingers medically amputated as soon as possible and then left into those jobs to try and pay back the money lost.

Whether these criminals belong to the NRM or the official opposition or they are foreigners. That way those who live with them in their various communities, will try to respect them as repentant workers as soon as they are seen with 9 or four fingers on both of their arms!
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