(Ecofin Agency) - The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni inaugurated on October 31 the China-built Musita-Lumino-Busia-Majanji road, which links the Eastern part of the country to the border district of Busia in Kenya.
Before 2015, this 104 km road was unpaved. The Ugandan government invested 207 billion shillings ($55 million) in the road construction. Work was entrusted to the China Railway 18th Bureau Group Co. Ltd., which was delayed for several years since delivery was initially scheduled for September 2017.
In addition to contributing to the strengthening of trade, this road will reduce the travel time from Busia to Jinja - the main city of the Eastern region of Uganda - from 5 hours to 2 hours, thus alleviating the problem of transporting goods in the East, explains the Ministry of Works and Transport.