KAMPALA – African Development Bank (AfDB) is set to fund the rehabilitation and expansion project of Masaka-Kyotera-Mutukula road, under the New Partnership for Africa’s Development programme of the African Union.
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is set to rehabilitate and expand the Masaka-Kyotera-Mutukula road. The highway has been prioritized for expansion because it links the central corridor to the northern corridor, which are the main transit routes in the East African region.
Mr. Mark Ssali, the head of public and corporate affairs at UNRA, said the road will be expanded to a single carriageway.
“The total roadway shall be 11m wide except for Kyotera Town where the road will include a parking lane of 3 meters,” Mr. Ssali told reporters.
Mr Ssali revealed that the new road designs are expected to be ready by March and thereafter construction works will commence.
“This project is part of Mutukula-Kyaka/Kasulo-Kamunazi and Bugene-Kasulo road on the Tanzanian side, which serves as an alternative route to the coast for Uganda through the Dar es Salaam port,” he added.
Therefore with AfDB’s mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s economic and social development.
Currently, UNRA E.D Allen Kagina has been interacting with leaders in Kyotera district on her inspection of Kyapa—Kasensero road, where the fishing community raised concerns about the state of the road, especially during the rainy season.
All this comes after several discussions about this Road in Parliament last week, where it was agreed that something was to be done about the highway. It is with great thanks, therefore, to see UNRA on the ground.