President Yoweri Museveni Officiated at the ground breaking ceremony of the 41km long Masaka- Bukakata road. The road runs from Nyendo Junction in Masaka Town, passing through the Luvule and Kayugi trading centres to Bukakata which is on the shores of Lake Victoria. The road also includes the 5km link to Lambu landing site.
The project consists of upgrading the present gravel road to Class II Bituminous standard with 7m wide carriageway and 1.5m wide shoulders.
In his own words, the President said,
I am happy that we are fulfilling the pledges made in our re-election manifesto while also advancing Government’s strategy for poverty eradication, economic development and regional integration.
The NRM Government has put a lot of emphasis on infrastructure development like electricity and roads and I want to assure you that more roads will be upgraded to tarmac.
In the month of September 2018, we procured Contractors for Masaka- Bukakata Road, Rukungiri- Kihihi- Ishasha Road and the Kampala Fly Over which is at the heart of the city.
Meanwhile, in Bukakata- Nabugabo, we have military land that we used to test military ammunition and bombs. The army got another land so I now want to use this specific one to build industries. Those who are on that land will be compensated such that they move out and we make it an industrial park like we did in Namanve. That way we open up more employment opportunities.