Gulu-Kamudini Road Construction Commissioned

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Minister Hillary Onek while commisioning the project ALEX OTTO

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In short
The UGX 62 bn Project will be fully financed by the Government of Uganda through the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA). China communications Construction Company is contracted to undertake the works over a period of 24 months. It will be supervised by Kagga and Partners.

Government has commissioned the construction of the 62 kilometer road stretch from Gulu to Corner Kamudini in Northern Uganda.

The UGX 62 bn Project will be fully financed by the Government of Uganda through the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).  China communications Construction Company is contracted to undertake the works over a period of 24 months.  It will be supervised by Kagga and Partners.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, works Minister Eng. Abraham Byandaala observed that the Kamdini-Gulu road which is part of the great north road from Kampala to Juba in southern Sudan is very essential for trade and development.

But despite its importance, the Kamdini-Gulu road has remained in a very sorry state which has made travel from Kampala to Gulu very long and tiresome with a high level of carnage.

Byandaala said that very effective material will be used to ensure that the road lasts long and accommodates the heavy trucks going to south Sudan and other parts of the region.

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Jacob Oulannya, the deputy speaker parliament warned the contractor against shoddy work stating that several contractors have cheated Ugandans through substandard works.
 
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Gulu district chairperson Martin Ojara Mapenduzi said the road will be vital for the business community in the country because it is a gateway to the northern districts. Mapenduzi also stated that more 4 kilometers should be added to the project so that the poor roads in Gulu district can benefit from the initiative.

There are ongoing works on Gulu-Atiak-Nimule,Vurra-Koboko-Oraba, and bridge structures in Atiak-Adjumani and Moyo.

Byandala said that northern Uganda has over the last ten years lacked reliable road infrastructure and therefore a need for people to engage mostly in economic activities in order to use the roads well.

 

About the author

Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.

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