By Alinaitwe Jotham


PM Nabbanja commissioning the Construction works at Nakawuka

The Prime Minister of Uganda, Rt. Honorable Nabbanja Robinah on Wednesday  commissioned the construction works on the road project that will link Kisubi, Nakawuka, Nateete, Kasanje, Mpigi, Mawagulu, Nanziga-Maya, Buwaya and Nakiwogo.

The existing roads will be upgraded to grade II asphalt roads standard whose typical cross-section consists of a 7m wide carriageway and 2m long shoulders on both sides. The distance between Nakawuka and Mawagulu, Nanziga and Maya is 22 Km and 11 Km respectvely while that between Buwaya and Entebbe is 9 Km.

While speaking at the ground breaking ceremony at Nakawuka play ground in Wakiso District, the  Prime Minister encouraged Ugandans to demand from government all the  unfulfilled pledges but also appreciate those that have been implemented.

“The government of Uganda priorities construction of roads and health facilities because we know that they contribute a lot to the development of the people.  I, therefore, ask you to use the roads that we are going to give you to develop the communities” Nabbanja said.

Minister Katumba Wamala  updated the Prime Minister that the  number of paved (asphalt) roads had increased and in addition to increasing the number of ferries which has resulted into improvement of transport on word and by water areas.  He further said that that the Standard Rail (SGR) Project was started in collaboration with Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. With the expansion of Entebbe International Airport and the rehabilitation of the plateau airports, it is hoped to greatly improve air traffic as well.  He emphasized that the NRM Government had indeed transformed the country.   He continued to say that NRM had renewed the mantle of socio-economic transformation through job creation and inclusive development.

Local leaders including Members of Parliament and a cross-section of residents witnessed the commissioning. Entebbe Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Hakim Kirigwa reported to the Prime Minister  that the NRM government had recently emphasized infrastructure development to reduce production costs and promote socio-economic transformation thus seeking  her to help in that regard.