Government Allocates US $ 27 Million For Bukakata Road Works

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He says Bukakata road has been included on the list of 21 priority roads, which are to be tarmacked this financial year. Kyadondo says they are done with the first stages of demarcating the road size and width and evaluation of properties, which will be affected by the road works.

Government has finally allocated funds for the construction of Bukakata road, which links Masaka to Kalangala district.  The 41 kilometers road stretch has been on the list of priority roads to be upgraded to tarmac for the last 17 years. Now, Ministry of Works has reportedly allocated Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA 27 million US dollars to commence work on the road. Dr. David Kyadondo, the safe guard’s manager UNRA, who led a team of architects for a site visit confirmed to URN that they have already received the money and are set for the works.
 
He says Bukakata road has been included on the list of 21 priority roads, which are to be tarmacked this financial year. Kyadondo says they are done with the first stages of demarcating the road size and width and evaluation of properties, which will be affected by the road works. He says they have also embarked on sensitizing residents to embrace the project as well as ask the affected persons; to provide their accounts details for the disbursement of their compensation monies.
 
Kyadondo however declined to divulge the details of the contractor, saying that the contract documents are still concealed to the public. Christine Namirembe, the head of compensations department UNRA says 1183 residents are going to be affected by the road works, who she says will be cleared shortly. Over 200 houses have been marked for demolition. Lukyamuzi Ssenyondo, a resident of Luvule parish, in Mukungwe Sub County blames government for taking long to work on the road, despite its economic significance to the country.

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Florence Namayanja, the Bukoto East Member of Parliament has welcomed the development saying it has been long over due.
 
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The money allocated to work on Bukakata road is part of the loan government secured from World Bank to improve the road network in the country.