Plans for Uganda-Sudan-Kenya road network rehabilitation 'underway'
29 January 2010
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has said that plans to tarmac roads connecting the country to southern Sudan and Kenya were already underway.
Speaking at the commissioning of the new Uganda Clays factory at Kamonkoli, he stated this would promote trade in the region and facilitate the company's growth.
"This symbolises that our decision for privatisation has paid off and I want to promise that the government is focusing on tarmacking roads to link Uganda to Kenya and southern Sudan where your products can be sold," the president was quoted by the Monitor as saying.
Chief executive officer Mr John Wafula said the country's oldest clay factory was a key asset and would double the volume of its sales.
World Bank president Robert Zoellick was recently quoted by Business Daily as saying that improved transport networks could transform the country's economy.
"If it has the right infrastructure ... Uganda is well placed to overcome the hurdles of being landlocked and promote regional trade," he explained.