The construction of 3 kilometres of roads under Uganda support to
Municipality Infrastructure Development- USMID project has been launched in
The 19 Billion Shillings road project is funded by World Bank and the
construction works have been awarded to Dott Services Limited.
Roads under construction include the Busia SS road, Wanyama Bony road, market square
road, Obernester road, Ekaka road and refurbishment of Busia Tax Park.
Judith Nabakooba, the Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development says that
the road will boost trade at the Busia border. She cautioned the contractor
against shoddy works and not completing the project in time.
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Kenbert Kaganzi, the manager Dott service Ltd, says that they have
started by clearing and removing the topsoils on the roads and they hope to
complete the work within a specified period.
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Peter Ojambo Lwande, George Kikomeko, Irene Nandera among
other residents in Busia Municipality say that most of the roads in the area
are too narrow and full of potholes and lack culverts.
They also want Busia Municipal council to open new roads, especially
in Arubaine village.
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Kikomeko, another resident, says that they want the contractor to
complete the projects in time.
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Sadiq Amin Agele, the Busia Municipality Mayor, appealed to the
government to construct other roads in the area.