“I went to Soroti and I was just sleeping on the way simply because there are no pot holes on the road,” President Yoweri Museveni said Thursday in the State of the Nation Address delivered at Serena Conference Centre in Kampala.
“These days I really enjoy driving around Uganda’s roads,” he emphasized citing roads like one in Kisoro district.
“We went to Kisoro for Labour Day celebrations and you saw how smooth the road is because of a decision we took in 2006 not to spend on consumption.”
He listed Entebbe Express, Katosi, Mbarara bypass, Pakwach-Nebbi, Northern bypass as some of the roads that need to be completed henceforth.
The dissatisfied Museveni vowed to institute a judicial commission of inquiry into why the Nebbi-Pakwach stretch is getting spoilt yet they have just worked on it.
He said with the appointed of Allen Kagina, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Roads Authority, the roads sector will be cleared of corruption.
The budget for roads has risen from Shs 374bn in 2006 to Shs 3.3 tn in 2015.
Still on the question of infrastructure, the President said they have added 1627 kilometers of electricity transmission lines to the electricity supply chain.
“We have extended electricity to districts around the country. Nwoya will be connected in 2016, Buvuma 2017,” he said.
He said the country will be generating 1974 megawatts compared to 1986 where our electricity generation was 60 Mega watts.
“We have added 1600km of electricity transmission lines,” Museveni continued saying, “When our oil starts flowing, we will generate additional 880MW at Ayago and about 770MW from Murchison falls.”