Leaders in Kisoro have offered their full support for the proposed construction of roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo by the Uganda Government. Their reason is that the construction will aid the country’s trade and development targets.
The leaders’ support comes at a time where Ugandans expressed their deep dissatisfaction with the government for not prioritizing and improving roads back home.
Former Minister of ethics and integrity, Nsaba Buturo, said that the move was extremely pivotal in the trade relations between Uganda and DR Congo. He added that the Government had already signed a bilateral agreement with the DRC implementing the strategic infrastructural
President Museveni while speaking on independence Day earlier this month, said that the project was aimed at boosting trade and resource exchange in both countries.
Uganda’s contribution to the cause amounts to a whopping $334.5m aimed at constructing at least 223 kilometers of the roads. This received mixed reactions as many legislators were far from pleased.
Nsaba Buturo, MP Bufumbira East, while addressing the press, said that Uganda would be able to recover that money in a very short period of time through improved trade volume and investment. He further urged industrialists to establish industries and factories in Kisoro that
would attract both Ugandan and Congolese market, creating jobs and improving the economy.
Rose Kabagenyi, Kisoro woman MP, thanked the President for the well thought of the project saying that it would greatly benefit the economy that was heavily affected since the closure of the Uganda- Rwanda border in February last year, it would also improve on the livelihood of her constituents as they would be able to get jobs and boost their standards of living.