President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni commissioned the 44.5km Bumbobi-Lwakhakha Road on Tuesday, telling the people of Manafwa district that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government has always kept its promises to the people of Uganda.

The President made the remarks at Manafwa district headquarters shortly after commissioning the road in Manafwa Town Council.

The Bumbobi-Lwakhakha Road stretches through the districts of Mbale, Manafwa and Namisindwa, starting at Bumbobi just outside Mbale City on the Tororo-Mbale highway, proceeding through Bubulo-Busumbu up to Lwakhakha on the Uganda-Kenya border, providing an international route to Kenya.

The road is part of the National Roads Network and was undertaken by M/S China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd and will promote regional integration and cross-border trade with Uganda’s eastern neighbour Kenya.

Traversing through 12 trading centres, the districts and towns along the road project are known for subsistence agriculture, which involves growing of maize, bananas, cassava and rice cultivation, all hinged for commercial purpose for local and foreign bigger market across the border.

The Bumboobi-Lwakhakha Road will improve access to the socio-economic facilities and the quality of transport service levels in the eastern part of Uganda, thereby contributing to improved standard of living of the beneficiaries.

It will also promote regional integration and assist in the administrative and social coverage in the region as well as reduce vehicle operating costs. It will also greatly support the growth of the tourism industry in eastern Uganda.
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