The roads include the 111km) Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko road and the 235km Kigumba-Masindi-Buliima-Hoima-Kabwoya road that was constructed at a cost of 356 Billion Shillings. The contract for the construction was awarded to Chongquing International Construction.
Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday commissioned three critical oil roads in the Bunyoro sub-region.
include the 111km) Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko road and the 235km
Kigumba-Masindi-Buliima-Hoima-Kabwoya road that was constructed at a cost of
356 Billion Shillings. The contract for the construction was awarded to Chongquing
Speaking at Bwikya Primary School in Hoima City, President Museveni asked the
people of Bunyoro to tap into the oil and gas opportunities, which will help fight
household poverty and improve their standards of living.
Museveni noted that the local leaders have not done enough to prepare the
locals to seize the opportunities and turn them into a reality.
in;”Mubanze musere entaya…
rampant land evictions in the region, Museveni, tasked the Prime Minister,
Robinah Nabbanja, to intervene in the matter and immediately give him a report.
out:…ha okaire hakwawe.”//
The President said the government is finalizing plans to ensure more roads are
constructed in the region. He cited the Kagadi-Ndaiga,
Birembo-Nkoko-Ntwetwe-Kiboga Masode and Karuguza, Kyegegwa, Kabogole, Burunga
//cue in;”Hati twali nitutandika…
Cue out:…Orwa Ndaiga tikwarukozere.”//
Byamukama, the State Minister for Works and Transport said the roads will help
in transforming the transport sector in the region which is in line with the
ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto.
“Your excellency I am.
the NRM Manifesto.”//
appealed to the leaders and locals to guard against the theft and vandalism of
Matia Kasaija, the Minister for Finance said that the roads will support
regional integration and cross-border trade with Rwanda, Democratic Republic of
Congo-DRC, and facilitate oil exploration and extraction activities in the
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Rose Katusiime, a resident of Kitoba sub-county that is situated along the
Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko road is happy that the new roads will help to facilitate
trade in the region.