TORORO: President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned the newly constructed roads within Tororo Municipality in Eastern Region.
The roads were constructed under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) programme that aims at the development of infrastructure in new municipalities.
While speaking during the launching ceremony in Tororo Municipality, 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.
Tororo Municipality received sh18b 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 four-lane dual carriageway with side parking lots and walkways, 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 President, 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 developed 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.
Source: New vision