Rehabilitation of Tororo-Kamdini highway in Uganda to begin

21 January 2019

Rehabilitation of the strategic Tororo-Kamdini highway of Uganda is expected begin in February 2019 after the country secured project funding of US $157m from the World Bank.

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) station engineer, Lira regional office, MS Harriet Ogam said that the road from Lira to Kamdini, is currently in bad shape and full of potholes. She added that the road will be reconstructed and that of Lira to Tororo will be rehabilitated, strengthened and enlarged to accommodate and sustain the heavy traffic caused mainly by heavy cargo trucks which travel regularly on the road from Mombasa in Kenya to Juba in South Sudan and vice versa.

The refurbishment process covering 340 km will be executed by Portuguese construction firm, Mota-Engil Africa who won the project contract. Machinery and equipment imported by Mota-Engil Africa have started arriving in the country and the contractor has already acquired land at Kamdini in Oyam District and Boroboro in Lira District to set up site camps from which they will be working in the ten years the project is expected to take.

The successful completion of the roads will develop east and northern Uganda while boosting trade between Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan since it will ease the movement of goods and services between the neighbouring countries.

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