According to the Bank’s website, the project entails the construction of the Namagumba-Budadiri-Nalugugu road and associated town roads totaling 39km to bituminous standards. It has been packaged broadly into seven main procurement components. The overall project cost is estimated at USD77.74 million, including compensation and resettlement costs (net of taxes). It will be implemented over the period 2022-2027, i.e. 5 years. The road project will contribute to building resilience in the beneficiary districts by expanding livelihood opportunities and improving the socioeconomic wellbeing of the people--particularly women, youth, and persons with disabilities.
The Project's development objective is to improve transport access in the area, thereby linking the population with economic opportunities both in Sironko district and elsewhere. Specific objectives of the proposed Project are twofold: (i) to improve accessibility in eastern Uganda to spur diversification of economic opportunities, thereby facilitating a transition from subsistence farming to cash-cropping and entrepreneurship, and, (ii) to reduce the physical burden of transport on the community, particularly for women in the area, to widen the participation of women and youth in gainful employment.
George Adongo MAKAJUMA
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