The Executive Director Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Allen Kagina was today in Kabarole district meeting leaders on infrastructural developments.
Kagina was recently in the news for turning the authority offices into a “prayer centre” in her efforts to work miracles at the roads authority.
A born-again Christian who thinks she would be nothing without God, Kagina is said to have introduced regular prayer sessions so the Holy Spirit can touch officials’ hearts.
Kagina says her position is a God-given assignment and will use it to turn around the roads sector.
While in Fort Portal town today, Kagina first led a session of prayers and committed the district leaders to the Almighty before kicking off the meeting.
“The district leaders meet in Kabarole opening with a prayer this morning,” UNRA tweeted using its official handle.
With everyone beaming in holy blessedness, Kagina then shared the progress report on ongoing developments of Fort Portal-Kamwenge road.
Kabarole RDC Stephen Asiimwe and LC 5 Richard Rwabuhinga were part of the consultative meeting on how to address issues of social and environmental concerns along the Fort Portal-Kamwenge road.
World Bank suspended funding of the project however; government of Uganda has committed funds to proceed with works.
UNRA is also undertaking measures to mitigate issues raised by World Bank that were faulted before.
These include, child protection, gender and environmental concerns.
While appreciating Kabarole leaders for partnering with UNRA to implement projects in the region, Kagina said the cancellation of funding was negative but alot of positivity has been realised.
“We have learnt a lot from cancellation of financing and we are going to use this experience on other projects,” she assured the leaders.
She said the cancellation of funds would not have happened if UNRA had done a good job before.
“We are grateful that the leadership of Kabarole stood with us when we had problems with our partners. The region has great tourism potential and we are supposed to support this activity.”
Kagina said the authority has made progress in addressing environmental, social and gender issues on the road.
She encouraged residents to report and speak out incase they are affected by road works.