SECTORS IN THE WORKS DEPARTMENT
The Works department comprises of two sectors (Roads and Technical Services and that of Rural Water and Sanitation). The sector further has to ensure proper quality in design, construction, inspection and maintenance of all Local Administration building structures. The national roads are developed and maintained by the Ministry of Works and Transport. The District Local Government maintains district roads while Community access roads are the responsibility of the Lower Local Governments. This section presents selected statistics on work services delivery. Roads attract priority attention by Kanungu District local government in the budgets. While the district maintains feeder roads, Sub-county Local Governments are responsible for the community access roads and central Government is responsible for the main trunk roads and major inter districts roads, done by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
The Department is charged with the following responsibilities: ·Maintenance, rehabilitation and construction o Public infrastructure like roads, bridges, water supply systems and buildings. ·Maintenance of vehicles, plants and road equipment ·Supply of safe water
WATER AND SANITATION STATISTICS.
|CRITERIA||STATUS AS OF 2019|
|Percentage of people with access to safe water||90%|
|Percentage of water facilities that are functional||93%|
|Percentage of homes with an improved latrine||21%|
|Percentage of homes with a Handwashing facility||39%|
Safe Water Coverage
This section will cover the percentage of people within a reasonable walking distance (1.5km for rural and 0.2km for urban) to an improved water source. A reliable water source is one capable of supplying its beneficiaries, a minimum of 20 litres per capita per day
|TYPE OF SAFE WATER SOURCE||NUMBER|
|yard taps for public use||918|
|public stand posts||1030|
|rain water harvest tanks||117|
The District has a total of approximately482.9 Kms of trunk roads, of which 274 are district feeder roads and 37.4 are sub-county community access roads. A total of 59.3km of district feeder roads are in good condition. Works on Rukungiri-Ishasha-Kanungu Road have started with bush clearing and excavation of Kihihi-Kanyantorogo being completed.
There are several categories of road networks including Trunk roads managed by the Central Government, Feeder roads managed by the District and Town councils, and community roads are maintained by community members.