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Museveni, Ruto commission Kapchorwa-Suam road

By Tracy Gwambe

Added 19th August 2018 08:04 PM

The Ugandan side of the road is expected to cost approximately $105.76m.

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The Ugandan side of the road is expected to cost approximately $105.76m.

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Amid a Sunday afternoon downpour, President Yoweri Museveni and Kenyan Vice President, William Ruto, launched the 150km Kapchorwa-Suam road that will link Uganda to Kenya.

Jointly funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the two countries, the road is and 73 kilometres long the Ugandan and is 77 kilometres long on the Kenyan side.

 

 

 executive director llen agina left greets uto as useveni looks on hoto by onald iiryaUNRA executive director Allen Kagina (left) greets Ruto as Museveni looks on. (Credit: Donald Kiirya)

 

The Ugandan side of the road is expected to cost approximately $105.76m.

Both leaders thanked the AfDB for financing road construction in the region.

“I want to that the Africa Development Bank and the contractors. Commissioning of the road is going to benefit and facilitate trade between Kenya and Uganda,” Museveni said.

“I want the youth to form groups so that that they can tell us how much they need for machinery to break down stones used for constructing roads,” he added.

 

 

race sani chats with uto while useveni meets lorence asiwa right after the groundbreaking ceremony hoto by onald iiryaGrace Asani chats with Ruto while Museveni meets Florence Yasiwa (right) after the groundbreaking ceremony. (Credit: Donald Kiirya)

 

Ruto on his part said the road will not only increase investment and trade between the two countries, but it will also ease movement of people.

“The road will help Ugandans and Kenyans work together and do more business together. It will also help Kenyans enjoy the prosperity in Uganda and Ugandans enjoy the prosperity in Kenya,” Ruto said.

He also thanked Museveni for his leadership and facilitating trade between the two countries.

 

Also present at the function was Uganda National Roads Authority executive director Allen Kagina, finance for planning state minister David Bahati, works state minister Gen. Katumba Wamala and Turkana Governer Koli Nanok among others.

 

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