Musiita-Lumino Road Works to Cost UGX 150 Billion

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Simon Peter Aleperi, the vice chairperson of the Parliamentary infrastructural committee says work on 104 KM road is expected to start in October this year.

Government has unveiled plans to construct the Musita-Lumiino-Busia road at the tune of shillings 150 billion. Simon Peter Aleperi, the vice chairperson of the Parliamentary infrastructural committee says work on 104 KM road is expected to start in October this year.

He disclosed while touring the road from Musita to Lumiino ahead of the road works.
 
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Stephen Kisubi, Uganda National Roads Authority Eastern regional Engineer says China Railway Eighteenth Bureau Group Company Limited, has been contracted to execute the road works. He says the company has already signed documents to compensate close to 1500 who will be affected by the road works.

Kisubi says the contractor has been given a grace period of three month to move machinery and identity a site for material.

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According to the project design from UNRA, the road is expected to be 7 meter wide, with shoulders measuring 1.5 meters on both sides in a flat terrain and 0.5 m in mountainous areas. In selected urban areas a 1.2/1.5m wide foot-paths (side-walks) will be provided for pedestrians. Sulaiman Kato, the LC III chairperson Mpungwe Sub County has welcomed the proposed road works.
 
He says the road has been in a very bad shape since it is the major route for sugar trucks from all parts of Busoga region. James Woira, the Bunya East MP says the construction of the road will reduce on the journey from Busia to Jinja. He believes this will reduce on the costs of transporting merchandise from Busia to Jinja.

He says the road, will also go a long away in reducing traffic and pressure on Jinja-Bugiri highway. Government increased funding to the road sector this financial year, with specific emphasis on improvements on the road and railway network.