President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni has commissioned Bumbobi-Lwakhakha road constructed by China State Construction Engineering Corporation.
The 46 kilometers stretch that starts at Bumbobi trading centre just on the outskirts of Mbale City on the Tororo highway runs through Nabumali trading centre to Manafwa Town Council passing through Bugobero to Lwakhakha border with kenya.
Museveni while at the launch, asked the communities that live and use the road to use it to empower themselves.
“Cruising on the Mbale—Bumbobi—Lwakhakha road shortly after commissioning it. The road proceeds through Bubulo-Busumbu up to Lwakhakha linking to Kenya and passing through 12 Trading Centers. People should use this road to transform their lives”.
The road was constructed with funds from both government of Uganda and funding from African development Bank. Government requested for funding in order to upgrade the road from gravel surface to class two bitumen surface.
The contract was awarded to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) at Shs 153.105 billion (US$42 million) in September 2017. The engineering consultant was SGI Joint Venture. The road was expected to be complete by August last year.
Meanwhile in the same spirit, Museveni has opened Busia main market constructed by government with a loan from World Bank.