By Lydia Nsubuga
The Ministry of Works has begun upgrading Mukono-Katosi-Nkokonjeru road, starting with the Kasaala section which has been impassable during the rainy season.
The development offers hope to residents and members of the business community especially transporters of building materials and fish from the the area, who claim they have been unable to work during the rainy season.
This is the old road to Jinja and a major transit route for fish exports from the Mukono, Buikwe and Buvuma side of Lake Victoria.
Mukono South member of parliament Rev. Peter Bakaluba Mukasa who lobbied government to resume work, and is currently monitoring the work, said this is going to offer great relief to commuters and transporters who have been battling with the bad road.
“For over the last thirty years, government has been annually promising to begin work on the road, with nothing positive going on, and today, we have reason to celebrate”, MP Bakaluba said.
He said when the grading phase is completed, routine maintenance will begin and it will be followed by the tarmacking stage.He expressed hope that government this time round stands by its word and complete the work as scheduled.
Meanwhile residents received the working team with mixed feelings, with some expressing pessimism that the work may stop on the way, having been given incessant promises almost every financial year.