Busia Municipal council has received Shillings 17 billion to tarmac 3 kilometers of roads in the municipality.
They include the 0.7 Kms Busia market square roads, 0.2Kms Busia SS road, 0.6kms Ekaka road, Obenista road 0.5 Kms, 0.2 Kms Wanyama Bony road and 600 square meters Busia taxi park road.
The construction works, which is scheduled to kick off in February 2021, will be implemented under the World Bank-funded Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development- USMID project.
Vincent Okurut, the Busia Town Clerk, says they are currently handling the procurement process, which they expect to conclude in the next three weeks.
He says they have already addressed issues of the people who will be affected by the projects.
Paul Wabwire, the Engineer-in-Charge roads and buildings in Busia Municipality, says that they have a challenge of the poor road network and hope to work on most of them in phases under the USMID project.
He says they have resolved to start with roads in the central business district because businesses need good roads.
Frederick Orengo, a resident of Busia, says that they want the Municipal council authorities to first address issues of slums that have affected the road network especially in Eastern division, where some roads end into people’s homes.
George Barasa, the Nangwe shops Chairperson, says the project will help improve the road network and reduce dust and potholes in the town.
Musana Wejuli, another resident attributes the poor road network on poor physical planning by technocrats.
He wants the USMID committee to first do proper physical planning by breaking dilapidated buildings to pave way for proper road works in the area.