Plans are afoot for the construction of two key roads linking Tanzania and Uganda.
Funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Nepad IPPF Facility, the two roads, aimed at improving transport in East Africa, have been designed to cover a total of 252 kilometres and will be implemented under the Tanzania-Uganda Road Project being coordinated by the East Africa Community (EAC).
Quoted in a report by the Citizen, EAC deputy secretary general (planning and infrastructure), Steven Mlote, said that he had received final designs from project consultants and that funds were currently being mobilised to ensure the completion of the project.
“The Masaka-Mutukula section will cover 89 km while the Mutukula-Kyaka portion has a length of 30km. The latter portion of the highway will link to a 133km Tanzanian section from Bugene to Kumunazi via Kasulo in the western regions,” according to the report.