By Kampala Post Reporter
President Yoweri Museveni on Friday afternoon launched construction of the 8.06kilometer Kabuusu-Bunamwaya-Lweza Road in Wakiso district, emphasizing the NRM’s contribution in reviving the economy and enabling such development projects.
The road is being worked on under the Kampala Institutional Infrastructure Development Project phase two (KIIDP). It’s contracted by China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited at a cost of Shs97.6 billion. Launching the project at Aggrey Memorial School, Museveni reminded the audience that by the time NRM came to power in January 1986, the Ugandan economy was ailing, adding however, that now the Movement government has put the economy back on its feet, enabling activities like the development of the infrastructure to flourish.
The President also advised the people of Bunamwaya and Uganda in general to prioritize the creation of wealth at household level in order to effectively eradicate poverty. “Development is for all but wealth is on an individual basis that can go a long way in creating jobs also. Let us emphasize on wealth and job creation,” he stressed. He said the government has set aside funds to cater for all the vulnerable groups and advised the people to take advantage of the resources.
The president expressed gratitude to be at Aggrey Memorial School pointing out that it was one of the very first private schools in the country before the government took it over. He pledged to support the school in response to an appeal by Bishop Emeritus Wilson Mutebi of Mityana Diocese who is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the school. The Bishop called on government to support the school, founded in 1932.
Minister for Kampala City Authority, Beti Kamya and the area MP, Hon. Kigozi Sempala, among others attended the ceremony. The MP thanked President Museveni for the development programmes extended to his area.