Hoima-Butyaba-Wanseko Road to be completed this year

The Hoima-Butyaba-Wanseko Road. (File Photo).

Hoima-Butyaba-Wanseko Road will be substantially completed by the end of June this year, reveals the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) chief, Allen Kagina.

Presenting the half-year performance report for the 2020/21 Financial Year, Ms Kagina said that the Hoima-Butyaba-Wanseko Road is among the five road infrastructural projects including Tirinyi-Pallisa-Kumi, Pallisa-Kamonkoli, Kampala Northern Bypass and Masaka-Bukakata that are on track to be completed this year.

A total of 192km of polished roads were added on the road network in the country in six months from July-December last year, the UNRA boss said.

However, this was against the annual target of 400km representing a half year achievement of 48%, Ms Kagina disclosed.

She attributed UNRA’s failed ability to achieve the set targets to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the country and heavy rainfall.

“Several of UNRA’s activities such as road construction were affected by the lockdown and partial lockdown during the period. Activities such as procurement and land acquisition were halted while essential services and projects continued to be implemented under strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The result of this has been a delay in progress,” Ms Kagina said.

However, she said the management of UNRA had put in place a business continuity management plan which has helped the organisation to continue to provide its services in the safest way.

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