Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned the newly built roads within Tororo Municipality in Eastern Region. The roads were constructed under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) programme that aims at development of infrastructure in new Municipalities.
While speaking during the launching ceremony in Tororo Municipality, President Museveni urged the people of Tororo District to use the developed infrastructure in their area to increase their production activities to be able to earn money for their families.
“These roads are foundation for development. What I ask you is to use these developed infrastructure to create wealth,” he said.
Tororo Municipality received Shs.18 billion that was used to rehabilitate and construct infrastructure including the rehabilitation of Bazaar Street, Obua Lane , Park Lane, Kashmir, Tagore East, Tagore West, Market Street that has 4-lane dual carriageway with side parking lots and walk ways, Oguti II Road, totaling to 2.194kms. The project also included the installation of 124 solar streetlights, trash cans and trees and the most recently completed Taxi Park with vendor stalls, among others.
The Head of State who is currently in Bukedi Sub-Region to popularize the job and wealth creation campaign, told the gathering that it is not enough to have development in the area when people are not using it to earn money to improve the welfare of their families.
He, therefore, used the occasion to advise them to shift from traditional agriculture of producing for the stomach and embrace modern ways of production to earn more money to grapple successfully with their household challenges. At the same function, the President handed over 10 certificates to the selected families of the 500 customary landowners. This is in line with the government of Uganda’s partnership with wananchi in implementing a programme to enhance land productivity of rural farmers. The program also aims at registering customary land so that the owners stop the violence caused by boundary disputes and concentrate on production for the market.