• Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

UGANDA, Namisindwa | Real Muloodi News | The Ministry of Works, in collaboration with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), has given the green light to the tarmacking of the 9-kilometre stretch of Kufu-Namisindwa road.

As part of this year’s financial allocation, the Ministry has earmarked USh20 billion for constructing five bridges and the complete tarmacking of a one-kilometre road connected to each bridge.

Commencing in January and scheduled to conclude by December of this year, the Kufu-Namisindwa road project aims to enhance connectivity and transportation in the area.

The initial announcement of partial tarmacking raised concerns among leaders in Namisindwa District, prompting local legislators Apollo Masika of Namisindwa County and John Musila of Bubulo East to advocate for an extension of the tarmacking to cover the entire road, rather than just specific segments.

Responding to the pleas of the legislators, the Ministry of Works has decided to heed their request. Engineer Sharp Tumwine, overseeing the project on behalf of UNRA, confirmed during a recent inspection that once the current phase is completed, work will resume on the remaining sections of the road with additional funding. This decision is expected to bring substantial benefits to the region.

Julie Namara, the Deputy Resident District Commissioner of Namisindwa, expressed her satisfaction with the Ministry’s decision to extend the tarmacking project.

She emphasised that farmers from remote areas, such as Mukoto, Buwabwala, and Tsekululu, will be the primary beneficiaries.

The improved road infrastructure will enable these farmers to transport their agricultural produce to Mbale town more quickly, addressing the significant challenges they currently face due to the road’s poor condition.


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