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Hoima-Kaiso-Tonya road to be completed next month — UNRA

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th September 2014 03:52 PM

Construction of the Hoima- Kaiso-Tonya road from gravel to bitumen standard is expected to end a month from now.

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Construction of the Hoima- Kaiso-Tonya road from gravel to bitumen standard is expected to end a month from now.

By Robert Atuhairwe

Construction of the Hoima- Kaiso-Tonya road from gravel to bitumen standard is expected to end a month from now.


Eng. Abraham Byandala, the works and transport minister, said during a recent visit that the road was constructed in order to provide an enabling investment environment.

“It will connect Hoima town to the Albertine region, where there is oil drilling and exploration as well as to the proposed oil refinery at Kabaale in Buseruka subcounty, Hoima district,” he said.

He said the contractor was finalising parts of Kaiso-Tonya road and the 5km stretch from Hoima town to Karongo.

“It was supposed to be completed in May, but given the delays in the compensation process, it dragged,” Dan Alinange, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) publicist, explained.

“We are putting the wearing course (the upper layer in roadway) and in a month’s time, we hope it will be handed over. The bridges have all been completed,” Alinange said.

Fred Kakoraki, the district vice-chairman, said the road has boosted business along that route, given the number of multi-national companies and individuals who have acquired land to establish businesses in the area.

Kakoraki, also the district secretary for works, said, however, that the accidents have increased on the road. He said the community was excited about the tarmac road.

“The excitement drives them, especially boda boda riders, to ride at a high speed, resulting in accidents,” Kakoraki explained.

He added: “The Government should carry out sensitisations on proper usage of the road before the situation gets out of hand , especially in future when traffi c will be high because of oil activities.” The construction of the 92km road commenced on December 1, 2011.

The contractor, Kolin Insaat Trim Sanayivetcaret A.S, a Turkish company, completed 90% of the works.

The road, located in Hoima district, starts on the outskirts of Hoima town, traversing the hilly terrain past the escarpment along the Western Rift Valley to Kaiso. It is fully funded by the Government at a cost of sh314b.

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