EAC Secretary General Liberat Mfumukeko

The African Development Bank East Africa Regional Resource Centre (EARC), and the East African Community (EAC) have signed a financing agreement of US$1.15 million to finance the project preparation phase of three multinational road sections between Masaka in Uganda to Kumunazi in Tanzania.

The Secretary General of the East African Community, Ambassador Liberat Mfumukeko signed on behalf of the Community while Mr. Gabriel Negatu, the Director General of the African Development Bank East Africa Regional Resource Centre (EARC), signed on behalf of African Development Bank, a statement from the EAC Secretariat says.

The key  multinational road sections covered under the grant for preparatory works include:  Masaka to Mutukula Section (89.5km) in Uganda; Mutukula to Kyaka Section (30km) in Tanzania as well as Bugene to Kasulo to Kumunazi Section (133kM) also located in Tanzania.

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Present at the signing ceremony that took place in Arusha were the EAC Deputy Secretaries General in charge of Planning and Infrastructure , Eng Steven Mlote, Counsel to the Community Dr. Anthony Kafumbe, the Executive Secretary of Lake Victoria Basin Commission( LVBC), Dr. Said Ali Matano and Executive Secretary of East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC), Prof Gibson Kibiki.