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Eastern highway re-opens

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th September 2003 03:00 AM

THE Ministry of works has opened Kapchorwa-Suam road along the Uganda-Kenya border that had been blocked by landslides, following the recent heavy rains.

THE Ministry of works has opened Kapchorwa-Suam road along the Uganda-Kenya border that had been blocked by landslides, following the recent heavy rains.

By Rashid Muzungyo

THE Ministry of works has opened Kapchorwa-Suam road along the Uganda-Kenya border that had been blocked by landslides, following the recent heavy rains.
The LC5 chairman, Nelson Chelimo, said the road was now passable following the ministry of work’s repair of the Kowobelyo escarpment section.

It’s now possible to travel from Kapchorwa to Suam without using Malaba-Eldoret-Kitale route in Kenya,” he said.

“Although this road has opened, the condition of rural feeder roads is still very poor and farmers can’ttransport their agricultural produce to the markets,” he said.
However, Chelimo said the Government improve all roads if the plan for modernisation of agriculture was to succeed.

‘‘The Government should revise its budgetary allocations on PMA to meet road sector demands in the country,’’ he said
He said the 80-km Kapchorwa-Suam road should be tarmacked. It is the main route for the wheat and sunflower grown in Kongasi county.

The road also links to western Kenya and the Mabale region.
The district engineer, Albert Lachwawu, said the ministry of works would ensure that all the bad sections on the road. were repaired.

Chelimo was addressing farmers, government and project officials attending a workshop on vegetable oil development. recently.

Eastern highway re-opens

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