BUSHENYI – The upgrading of the 2.6km Katungu-Bweranyangi, the road that connects Bweranyangi hill to the Mbarara-Ishaka-Kasese road has begun.
Bweranyangi hill hosts the West Ankole Diocesan offices, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bweranyangi, Bweranyangi Girls’ SS, Bweranyangi Junior School, and others.
Zadock Amanyisa, Communications Officer West Ankole Diocese said that the upgrade will be done through conversion of the existing gravel to bitumen surface, which includes building of Nyampimbi bridge and drainage channels.
“The UNRA and the contractors have held an engagement meeting with the diocesan officials to share some vital information about the road like the design cover, actual design, etc,” Amanyisa said.
He said that the road which will also be extended to the Bishop’s residence, will be 7 metres wide with a carriage way of 3 metres (both sides).
To allow easy construction, a diversion is going to be provided (most probably via Nyakabirizi).
Amanyisa revealed that the geometric plan caters for a parking lot of about 99 vehicles around the St. Peters Cathedral, Bweranyangi.
“We appreciate all the efforts by government, UNRA in particular for fulfilling the President’s pledge,” he said.
The upgrading of the road was pledged by President Yoweri Museveni while attending the consecration and enthronement of the 4th Bishop of West Ankole Diocese in 2017.
Amanyisa added “We appreciate the Bishop’s effort that is evident in a number of meetings he’s held with the technical team. We also thank the area Members of Parliament and ministers for their follow-up efforts to ensure that the President’s pledge is honored.”