The construction comes after President Museveni pledged to tarmac roads within Kamuli Municipality and the one linking Kamuli to Buyende district.
Residents of Kamuli are envisaging rapid development after president Museveni’s pledge to tarmac roads in Kamuli and Buyende district kicked off in late September.
Whereas Kamuli district has been more of a ‘destination’ as compared to towns of Iganga and Mbale that are strategically positioned along highways, residents believe, opening the road linking Kamuli to Buyende district and the installed ferry along lake Kyoga will connect the two districts to Teso and Acholi regions for Busoga’s economic gain. “The Teso and Acholi sub regions are rich, when we are linked, Kamuli will realise an explosion of economically tangible results” said Joan Nansweza, a business woman in Kamuli.
The construction comes after President Museveni pledged to tarmac roads within Kamuli Municipality and the one linking Kamuli to Buyende district. Museveni however, challenged residents to engage in massive agricultural production if the road was to make economic sense to the residents.
Citing the recently concluded International Authority on Development Meeting hosted in Kamuli recently, Eric Wako a development practitioner observed that tourism in the area will be boosted. “Buyende has cultural sites where the father of Busoga first settled. I believe many will want to come and see for themselves this and other tourism sites will enhance tourism in the region” said Waako.
Davis Musingo, the public relations officer for Chongquing International Construction Corporation, a company executing road works in Kamuli municipality noted that the two year project will see over 300 people employed as drivers, technicians, operators casual labourers and masons. “In the project period, this project will employ over 300 men and women so this will be a double gain for the people” he said.