Government Secures Funds for Rukungiri –Kanungu road

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PM Mbabazi leads VP Ssekandi to adress audience in Kanungu URN Editorial

PM Mbabazi leads VP Ssekandi to adress audience in Kanungu

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Premier Mbabazi said arrangements have been finalized and Government is now sourcing for a competent contractor to start works on Kanungu road.The Kanungu-Rukungiri highway is one of the worst in Uganda with many collapsed bridges in its path.

Government has secured funds from the African Development Bank to upgrade to bitumen the road from Rukungiri to Kanungu whose current poor state has created distress to the people of Kigezi region.
The development was revealed yesterday by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi on the occasion of the official opening of Uganda Nursing School Bwindi in Kanungu district.

The Church of Uganda founded nursing school affiliated to Uganda Christian University was opened by the Vice- President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi.

Premier Mbabazi said arrangements have been finalized and Government is now sourcing for a competent contractor to start works on Kanungu road.The Kanungu-Rukungiri highway is one of the worst in Uganda with many collapsed bridges in its path.

“Kanungu has been considering unilateral declaration of independence because there is no place that can be cut off from it country for two years,” Mbabazi joked.

The road to be upgraded is currently a gravel carriageway located in south-western part of Uganda, starting from Rukungiri Town Council- 400 km from Kampala traversing the districts of Rukungiri and Kanungu ending at Ishasha, the border with the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

It consists of two sub-sections, a 52 kilometer stretch from Rukungiri to Ishasha and a 27 kilometer stretch from Kihihi to Kanungu.

The road links into the paved section of Ntungamo - Rukungiri road making it part of a regional, national and international route passing through a hilly terrain.

He said other roads in the District are also being considered for up-grade. He further explained that the rampant power cuts are as a result of the upgrading of the power transmission line to south-western Uganda.
 

 

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