Masaka City gets Shs60b
Masaka City has received more Shs60 billion from the World Bank to improve infrastructure. According to Daily Monitor
Mr Godfrey Kayemba Afaayo, the outgoing Masaka City mayor, said the fund was secured under the second phase of Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Programme (USMID).
The programme is aimed at enhancing institutional performance and improving service delivery in urban centres.
It comes with components such as road construction, street lighting and planting grass and flowers as a way of beautifying towns.
Mr Afaayo said the new funds would be spent on reconstructing key roads within the city, which are in a sorry state.
“We may not necessarily open up new roads this time, but we are going to put emphasis on reconstructing the existing roads,” he said at the weekend.
Mr Afaayo revealed that the city currently spends Shs200 million every financial year on patching up potholes, which is a costly venture compared to the cost of road construction.
Some of the roads that have been selected for reconstruction include Birch Avenue, which connects Masaka City to Alex Ssebowa Road and Hill Road that connects the city to Masaka State Lodge.