President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned the Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko road project seeking to improve road infrastructure within the Oil exploration zones of the Albertine region of Uganda.

The 111Km Hoima Butiaba Wanseko road project lies under package II of the oil roads and it is part of the government effort of improving the road network within the country as well as connect the North western part of the country to the national road grid.

This in the end is aimed to ensure that the road network is good for efficient exploration and transportation of oil.

The Contract for upgrading to bituminous standard of Hoima – Butiaba-Wanseko from gravel to paved (Bituminous) Standard was funded by Government of Uganda and Exim Bank of China through a pre-financing arrangement which was signed on January 18, 2018 between Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) acting on behalf of Government and Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO) Ltd.

The over US$179M road project which broke grounds in April 2018 is also expected to facilitate tourism in the Albertine region due to proximity of high-interest areas such as Murchison Falls National Park.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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