The solar-powered project was launched with the construction of a 10-kilometer stretch at Kyanzeza Village of Kirugu Sub County, Rubirizi district along Queen Elizabeth National park. Upon the completion of the 10-kilometer Kyanzeza stretch, which is expected to take four months, another nine kilometres, will be fenced extending up to Kigarama.
A total budget for the preparations and celebrations at the Catholic shrine was initially Shs720million. Of this, about 600million has so far been realised leaving a deficit of close to 100million shillings.
Doreen Katusiime, the Permanent Secretary of the Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities ministry told Uganda Radio Network that the bids for firms seeking to take up the USD 6-million task were opened last week and are now being evaluated. She hopes that the winning bidder will be announced by mid next month for construction to take off early January 2018.