On Wednesday, H.E Yoweri K Museveni flagged off the construction of the Rwenkunye—Apac road (90.9kms) and Apac-Lira—Puranga road (100.1kms). Government is undertaking these projects with support of the Islamic Development Bank.

Museveni flagging of the project in Lira

These roads is expected to increase connectivity in the region, facilitate trade and help exploit the agricultural opportunities in the area.

Museveni on the other hand also promised that the road from Tororo all the way to Kamdini will be constructed afresh. He said there are  a lot of traffic headed to South Sudan using this road and for this reason, the road will be made stronger and wider and a four-lane road, 18 metres wide with walkways.

Museveni also added that the government is designing a cable-stayed bridge at Masonville port like the one of Jinja and the Government will construct more roads like the one from Dokolo to Namasale to the lake, shortening the distance between Lango, Nakasongola and Kampala.

“In the future, we shall have a road from Soroti- Obalanga- Amudat- Acholi-Pi. The plans are many and as our revenue improves, more of these projects will be executed,” Museveni added.

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