• Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023

UGANDA, Karamoja | Real Muloodi News | Stakeholders, including representatives from the Ministry of Works and Transport, Uganda Martyrs Housing and Construction Company Limited, Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), and National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), recently conducted an inspection to assess the ongoing construction of security roads in the Karamoja Sub-region.

The construction of the security roads in the Karamoja Sub-region commenced in February 2023 with a groundbreaking ceremony held at the Sinyu-Kobebe Road junction in Napak District.

The ceremony was graced by the Hon State Minister for Transport, Fred Byamukama, and the Hon State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Agnes Nandutu, along with other senior officials.

The main objective of these roads is to enhance security, trade, tourism, and interconnectivity within Karamoja and neighbouring regions, fostering socio-economic transformation.

During the joint inspection, Brigadier General Felix Busizoori, the 3 Division Deputy Commander, expressed satisfaction with the works’ progress.

The inspection team received updates on the construction of the roads contracted under different lots.

Lot 2:
– Road 1: Simyu – Magos – Naput (55.06KM) and Kobebe – Naput (26.55KM) have been opened and gravelled, with culvert installation ongoing.
– Road 2: Kobebe – Kalongolemuge – Nakapelimoru (33.009KM) is also in progress.

Lot 1:
– Road 3: Nakiloro – Naput – Kotein – Kotein – Loyoro (88KM), Loyoro – Lopedo (50KM) is under construction by NEC and currently in the progressive opening and forming road bed stage.

Overall, the three road works are part of the government’s broader plan to rehabilitate and improve 250km of Karamoja security roads, aiming to address insecurity and curb cattle rustling activities in the sub-region.

The completion of these security roads is expected to boost safety and facilitate economic activities in the region.

They will not only enhance the movement of goods and people within Karamoja but also improve connectivity across borders, contributing to regional development and stability.



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