President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday presided over the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the 78.5Km Kanungu–Kihiihi –Ishasha –Rukungiri road.
He later addressed a public rally in Kanungu Town.
The NRM has done a great job, developing a country whose economy had almost collapsed, to where Uganda is now, he said.
“This is no mean feat. The principle has always been, use the meagre resources to cause maximum impact.”
Museveni said the new Rukungiri- Kanungu road will among other things promote tourism, which is a major foreign exchange earner; contribute socio-economic transformation and regional integration because it will link Uganda to the DRC.
Recently drought affected this area, largely due to changes in weather patterns.
These changes, however, were a result of human activity, Museveni noted.
He said all the wetlands and water bodies must be protected.
“I ask those who are in the swamps to vacate them.”