Uganda receives Shs140b for Yumbe road

Uganda receives Shs140b for Yumbe road

Uganda received Shs140b for Yumbe road from the Japan Cooperation Agency (JICA) yesterday.

Speaking at the grant signing ceremony at the Ministry of Finance yesterday, the Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Mr. Fukuzawa Hidenoto, said the road is to improve transport in refugee hosting communities in West Nile.

Part of the funding will be used to build the new Korro Bridge and improve feeder roads using labour intensive technology.

The project is also proposed to strengthen trade and rejuvenate social and economic activities in the sub-region.

The funders say the 55-month long project will be implemented by Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

The executive director of UNRA, Ms Allen Kagina said there are other ongoing plans between the government and JICA on how to finance and support other projects.

The other projects include, construction of Source of the Nile Bridge, Kampala flyover, the Kampala Expressway, the second Karuma bridge as well as Kibuye-Busega flyover that will connect with Mpingi-Busega flyover.