Ministry of Works and Transport commissions Katholhu – Kayanja road construction works in Nyakiyumbu sub-county, Kasese district


The Ministry of Works and Transport has commissioned the construction works of Katholhu – Kayanja road in Nyakiyumbu sub-county, Bukonzo County West in Kasese district and subsequently handed the site to the contractor.

The project worth shillings 8.4 billion that will be completed in a period of one year was yesterday handed to MG Engineers and Contractors Limited.

Eng. Alex Baguma, a Senior Engineer at the Ministry of Works and Transport, while speaking during the ground breaking ceremony and handover of the project to the contractor at Kataturwa village, said that the scope of the work would involve opening, widening, tarmacking and constructing the drainage channels.

He, however, revealed that they would use low cost sealing tarmac as they have been doing to other community access roads across the country.

Engineer Baguma urged the residents to work closely with the contractor in identifying some parts that could be affected by floods so that a special attention is given to such spot areas.

He also noted that Kasese is among the districts that have benefited more from the same projects in some sub-counties of Kahokya, Hima Town Council and now Nyakiyumbu among others.

Eng. Enesco Kyobe, the Managing Director of MG Engineers and Contractors Limited pledged that he would do quality work for the benefit of the population.

Lt. Joe Walusimbi, the Kasese Resident District Commissioner, who was the Chief Guest at the function, warned the contractor against doing shoddy work and the community members against stealing and vandalizing the equipment that have been loaded in the area.

He also assured the contractor of total security during the whole contract period.

Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi, the Kasese District Chairperson stressed that in addition to the road project, Nyakiyumbu sub-county recently benefited from another project of erecting an electric wire fence along the boundaries of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

He explained that the efforts of government were geared towards the provision of a conducive environment for the farmers to produce and transport their goods to the market centres.

The Nyakiyumbu Sub-county Chairperson, Mr. Peter Sunday Kakule, commended Central Government for her efforts towards developing the area.

He was optimistic that the project would help in the promotion of bilateral trade.

Mr. Kakule revealed that the sub-county council was planning to construct a modern market at Kayanja fish landing site so that Congolese are enabled to come to the area and trade with Ugandans.


1 Comment

  • Simba February 28, 2024

    The next time, the reporter should know that when reporting on roads, the distance of the road in kilometers needs to be stated in the article.

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