President Museveni has commissioned the construction of Najjanankumbi- Busabala road which leads to Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine’s popular ‘One Love Beach’ that has been off the hook for party animals in the city due to the dusty and bumpy potholes that have been on the road for years.
Speaking at the function held at Busabala Primary School, the President said the government now has money to construct all roads in the country urging Ugandans to continue voting him for a secure future.
While commissioning the dusty road, Museveni uploaded the people of Busabala for being patient and understanding since they allowed the construction to commence with outputting the government under pressure for compensation
“All big roads will be worked upon. This road is near the scouts and girl guides base but a few years ago we got embarrassed when scouts from all over the world came and the road was not in good condition. When they return, they will find the road in good condition,” Museveni said
“It is not good to put the government on pressure for compensation. Let the project begin and we shall compensate you later,” he requested.
Museveni however asked that the road be used for transporting goods and services to the market, other than using it for rumor-mongering.
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Executive Director, Allen Kagina said apart from the 11km, the road project has several other components including pedestrian bridges.
“The objective is to improve traffic flow in the city and connection to the trunk roads,” she said, adding that since 1986, a total of 4792 kilometers of new roads have been done by the NRM government in various parts of the country.
She also commended government efforts that have seen at least every district and borders connected by a tarmac road.
The shs258 billion road works which are to be done by China State Construction Engineering Corporation are to be completed in 36 months under the government of Uganda’s fund
However, the people of Busabala requested president Museveni to build for them a secondary school which they say they don’t have and school-going students have to trek long distances to access secondary education which Minister Rose Mary Ssenninde promised to take care of.