President Museveni Wednesday flagged off construction works for the Najjanankumbi- Busabala road in Wakiso district.
In his speech during the function held at Busabala Primary School, Mr Museveni said his government now has money to construct all roads in the country.
“All big roads will be worked upon. This road is near the scouts and girl guides base but a few years ago we got embarrassed when scouts from all over the world came and the road was not in good condition. When they return, they will find the road in good condition,”Museveni said.
The President said the locals had allowed the construction to go on before getting compesated first and was all thankful for the area.
“It is not good pressurising government for compensation. Let the project begin and we shall compensate you later.”
Mr Museveni urged the people to use the road for transporting goods and services to the market, other than using it for rumor mongering.
The Uganda National Roads Authority Executive Director, Allen Kagina said apart from the 11km, the road project has several other components including pedestrian bridges.
“The objective is to improve traffic flow in the city and connection to the trunk roads,” she said, adding that since 1986, a total of 4792 kilometres of new roads have been done by the NRM government in various parts of the country.
She also commended government efforts that have seen at least every district and borders connected by a tarmac road.
The road whose construction is valued at shs258 billion, is contracted to the China State Construction Engineering Corporation and it is expected to be completed in 36 months.
The road is fully funded by the government of Uganda according to authorities.
For over fifty years now, the road has been dusty and almost impassable.