Museveni excites Lira, flags off Apac roads
President Museveni Wednesday excited Lira town but left residents in suspense after refusing to stop and greet them.
The locals had lined up on both sides of the streets cheering and ululating with anticipation.
“To our people of Lira town, I am very sorry for not stopping to greet you,” Museveni later explained.
“While I am happy for the love, I want to warn you that it is very dangerous for you to gather without measures especially in the presence of the COVID-19. Please stay safe.”
He later flagged off the construction of the Rwenkunye—Apac road (90.9kms) and Apac-Lira—Puranga road (100.1kms).
Government is undertaking these projects with support of the Islamic Development Bank.
These roads will increase connectivity in the region, facilitate trade and help exploit the agricultural opportunities in the area.
Also to note, is that the road from Tororo all the way to Kamdini, will be done afresh.
“We now have a lot of traffic headed to South Sudan using this road. It will be made stronger and wider,” he noted.
He said it will become a four-lane road, 18 metres wide with walkways.
“We are also designing a cable-stayed bridge at Masonville port like the one of Jinja.”
Later, the Government will construct more roads like the one from Dokolo to Namasale to the lake, shortening the distance between Lango, Nakasongola and Kampala.
“In the future, we shall have a road from Soroti- Obalanga- Amudat- Acholi-Pi. The plans are many and as our revenue improves, more of these projects will be executed. “