Humps Won’t Reduce Accidents – UNRA

UNRA's Allen Kagina says road humps are not a solution to accidents

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Director Allen Kagina has disclosed that road humps construction on highways will not reduce the rampant road accidents but behavioral change of the road users.

Kagina was yesterday responding to queries raised by the members of the public during her monitoring tour of Fort Portal-Kamwenge road and Fort Portal –Kyenjojo road that is under rehabilitation.

The people asked her to erect more road humps on the Fort Portal-Kampala road following the recent road carnage involving buses and taxis.

In her response, symptoms Kagina said that road humps will not solve the problem of the rampant accidents but the behavioral change of the individual road users.

She observed that many bus and taxi drivers do not respect the humps, visit this even when they exist, click stressing that the starting point is inducing behavioral change among the drivers.

In the past, President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his lack of support for placing humps in major roads, and once directed the Ministry of Works to have all of them removed.

Kagina, during her tour apologized for the people of Rwenzori over the delayed works on Kamwenge –Fort Portal road, reassuring that it will be completed in March.

She attributed the delay to the Chinese contractors who sexually abused the young girls in the sub counties and schools along the road leading to the suspension of the funding by the World Bank.

Kagina further revealed that they are soon going to sign contracts to rehabilitate roads like Kasese-Fort Portal and Kasese-Mbarara road that are in a sorry state.


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