The World Bank (WB) has given a grant of $270m for the rehabilitation of Mombasa-Malaba Railway.
Kenyaâ€™s permanent secretary in the transport ministry, Gereshom Ikiara said the governments of Uganda and Kenya were seeking funds for the construction of a railway from Kasese to Kisangani and for repairing the Kampala-Kasese line.
Ikiara said this at a luncheon organised by Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) on Wednesday.
â€œThe dream is to connect Mombasa and Kasese to Kisangani and Matadi Port. The port is west of Kinshasa on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean,â€ he said.
WB gives $270m