The Minister of Finance, planning, and economic development, Matia Kasaija has said that the ministry has secured shs100m for the construction of dilapidated feeder roads in Kibaale district.
The Minister, who also represents the NRM party flag bearer for the people of Buyanja constituency, said he received the funds from Government through a letter signed by the Acting Director of the Uganda Road Fund(URF), Andrew Naimanye.
The purpose of these funds is to improve and rehabilitate the dilapidated road system in the areas of Kabasekende, Bubango, Nyamarwa all found in Kibaale district. These emergency funds will also see the construction of at least ten kilometers of the Kirika- Kisonde- Muhangi
road in the Bubango sub-county.
The letter further advises the area Chief Administrative Officer, Christopher Kyomya to proceed with the implementation of the road work and to submit the project and fund accountability before December 15.
Kyomya, while addressing the media, went ahead to assure the nation that the funds received shall be effectively used and will be properly accounted for. He said, ” I will ensure that the funds are not diverted to any other activity in the district seeing as the roads are in a bad state.
Accountability will be displayed for public viewing.”
By press time, a seemingly bubbly Kasaija went on to re-echo government’s commitment to revamp most if not all dilapidated roads across the county in a bid to ensure proper and highly effective service delivery in and around Uganda.
This comes at a time where Uganda pledged to take on the construction of over 150 kilometers of road in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, a move that was not well received by some Members of Parliament and citizens at large.