NAKASONGOLA residents are all smiles after the reconstruction of the Wabigalo-Nakasongola-Sasira road, which connects the district headquarters to the Kampala-Gulu highway, kicked off.
The 21-kilometre road that has been in a bad state, with giant potholes, also connects to Nakasongola Airbase.
The reconstruction work is being undertaken by Energo Projekt at a cost of $6m (about sh13.8b).
The Nakasongola LC1 chairman, Robert Wasswa and James Wandira, the LC5 chairman, said motorists and taxis operating on the Kampala-Gulu highway had been shunning Nakasongola town due to the poor condition of the road.
â€œTravelling to Kampala will now be easier,â€ they said.
The Luweero district Uganda National Roads Authority station manager, Robert Lomwe, said the road has a new design to allow longevity. The work will involve reconstructing the whole sub-base and surface. The
Energo projekt also rehabilitated the 166km Kampala-Kafu road and is constructing the 44km Gayaza-Ziroobwe road.
Sh13b Wabigalo-Nakasongola road reconstruction starts