REFUGE HOSTING DISTRICTS IN UGANDA TO RECEIVE USD131M FOR ROAD UPGRADE

REFUGE HOSTING DISTRICTS IN UGANDA TO RECEIVE USD131M FOR ROAD UPGRADE
REFUGE HOSTING DISTRICTS IN UGANDA TO RECEIVE USD131M FOR ROAD UPGRADE

Uganda has received a grant from International Development Association (IDA) to support Uganda roads and bridges for the refugee hosting districts.

This fund is financed through the IDA 18 window for host communities and refugees aimed at easing trade while improving access to social services in the West Nile sub region of Uganda.

The World Bank approved this fund in financing to support the USD150.80M Uganda Roads and Bridges in refugee districts of Uganda.

According to the World Bank country manager Tony Thompson, this project will involve upgrading 105km Koboko-Yumbe-Moyo road, and upgrade road infrastructure in areas hosting refugees in West Nile.

He added that the project is a re-engagement to support the transport sector in Uganda. “This road project marks our re-engagement and strong support for the transport sector, a key development pillar in Uganda. We expect it to bring economic and social benefits to both hosting communities and refugees and reduce the income disparities between West Nile and the rest of Uganda. “Thompson said.

The bank is also financing the rehabilitation of the 340km Tororo-Mbale-Soroti-Lira-Kamdini road under the Uganda North Eastern Road-corridor Asset Management Project as well as the construction of the 100km of the Kyenjonjo-Kabwoya road under the Albertine Region Sustainable Development project.