MBALE – In a seemingly silent protest – unknown people have vandalised the signed post in Kapchorwa Municipality showing Gen Muhoozi Road.
The former Commandant of Land Forces visited Kapchorwa on January 21, 2023 as part of his country-wide tours – purportedly targeting to promote the MK project. And during the visit, the Municipal Works Committee chair, Dickson Musani took advantage of the situation to advance his political agenda – naming the 1.6km-stretch – leading to Kapchorwa primary school and Barawa ward – Kainerugaba Road.
But unknown people have since removed the direction signage – seemingly in protest after it was allegedly erected without following proper procedures or consulting the Sebei community.
Frank Chege – a resident of London Bridge cell in Kapchorwa Municipality claimed that removing the signpost was an indication of political maturity amongst the local community. See; Uproar in Kapchorwa as street is named ‘Gen Kainerugaba Road’
“It means we Sabinys have picked up some sense in political maturity because the signpost never made any sense.
“We’re supposed to have maybe – gold medallist Joshua- Cheptegei road instead of Muhoozi. What has Muhoozi done for Sebei? Personally – I’m very happy that the signpost was removed and our leaders should not even think of putting it back….. Because if they do – it will be removed. We need to see (Jacob) Kiplimo, (Stephen) Kiprotich road instead of Muhoozi. We should change from this way of thinking to appease political individuals – because they give our leaders small money. They should think about issues that are going to develop our community,” said Chege – who denied responsibility for the removal of the signpost.
Bush Arapta – the Kapchorwa Municipality Council Speaker said they learnt about the missing street signpost on Monday.
“Since it’s the first time that the signpost is vandalised – we are going to replace it and monitor who will mess up with it, again,” warned Arapta.
Brian Mande – the Chepsukuroi ward Male youth counsellor noted that such instances occur as a result of community unhappiness over a forced development in the area – especially if proper procedures are not followed while Allan Mark claimed that vandalising the signpost should be a signal to whoever was behind the idea to erect it.
“I see no reason why we should even lament about the missing signpost – for it was just a money-making event for those who planted it,” he said.