The City has over the past four phases received 42 Billion Shillings to rehabilitate roads within the central business district. However, leaders argue that the funds are inefficient to construct more roads in the city.
Jinja City are demanding additional funding for the Uganda Support to
Municipal Infrastructure Development- USMID.
The City has
over the past four phases received 42 Billion Shillings to rehabilitate roads
within the central business district. However, leaders argue that the funds
are inefficient to construct more roads in the city.
Mbayo, the Jinja City Speaker says that the project has boosted the city’s
efforts in improving the quality of roads within the central business area,
however, several other roads are filled with potholes and in dire need of quick
Mbayo further argues that the entire city is comprised of a 400km road
network coverage, but the past three USMID phases have covered an average of
three kilometers of tarmac roads which have left most of the sorry roads
notes that, much as they are good quality roads equipped with standard drainage
systems, green zones, and solar lights, the slow pace of refurbishment, in turn,
derails development. He adds that business people have shunned setting up
businesses along poor roads.
that responsible government agencies should liaise with World Bank officials
to ensure that, USMID and the local governments are boosted with funds to construct
an average road coverage of 100 kilometers each. He says that this will improve
infrastructural development in different cities and municipalities throughout
“we only been…
out…come in quickly,”.
The USMID project
coordinator, Isaac Mutenyo says that their main interest lies in refurbishing
roads within central business districts of all beneficiary cities and
municipalities before expanding such road infrastructural development projects
to the outskirts.
that they will construct four more roads in Jinja City before the close of the
2022/2023 financial year.