Bishop Kaggwa Leads Christians to Rehabilitate Cathedral Road

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This morning, John Baptist Kaggwa, the Bishop Masaka Diocese mobilised Christians and residents to start working on the road.

John Baptist Kaggwa, the Bishop of Masaka Diocese has teamed up with a group of Christians to work on Cathedral road. The road connects to Kitovu Cathedral from Masaka-Kampala highway.
Masaka municipality started working on Cathedral road last year under the routine maintenance works but abandoned the project under unclear circumstances. More than Shillings 300 million was allocated by the municipality for the Cathedral road works.

The state of Cathedral road has worsened since the municipality abandoned the road works. Some of the culverts that were installed on the road were destroyed by flash-floods rendering it impassable. This morning, John Baptist Kaggwa, the Bishop Masaka Diocese mobilised Christians and residents to start working on the road. 

He explained that the poor condition of the road has been scaring Christians from driving to the Cathedral for prayers. Bishop Kaggwa fears that the poor state of the road may even scare more Christians from attending the Christmas service at the Cathedral. 

According to Bishop Kaggwa, he decided to mobilise Christians and residents to work on the road to improve its condition.

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Nuns, reverend fathers and Christians armed with spades lined up the road and started patching up potholes with murrum. Rev. Fr. Joseph Kasangaki, who turned up for the rehabilitation work, said the poor state of the road destroyed the shock-absorbers of his vehicle.

He wondered why Masaka municipality suddenly abandoned the road works. John Bosco Ddungu, the Kitovu Village LC I chairperson has welcomed the Bishop's intervention.

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When word went around, a team of Masaka municipal officials led by the acting Town Clerk Edward Kiwanuka and engineer Achilles Kiwanuka rushed to the scene and apologised for the stalled work.
Kiwanuka explained that they suspended the road works at the start of the rain season.
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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

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Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.