Joint Inspection of Katosi Road Conducted by UNRA and Ministry of Works

Katosi Road
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A joint team from the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and the Ministry of Works conducted an inspection on February 3, 2024, focusing on the Mukono-Katosi and Kisoga-Nyenga-Njeru roads. The inspection was in response to a directive from President Yoweri Museveni, and Engineer in Chief Samson Bagonza led the team.

The Mukono–Kyetume–Katosi–Nyenga Road, connecting Mukono, Kyetume, and Katosi in Mukono District to Nkokonjeru and Nyenga in Buikwe District, was gravel-surfaced until 2014. The road has been a concern for the government since the National Resistance Movement came to power in 1986.

In 2011, after an international bidding process, Eutaw Construction Limited won the bid for sh165 billion, and construction began on July 7, 2014, with a projected duration of three years. However, controversy arose when it was discovered that the actual contractor was Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO), a company with Chinese roots, instead of Eutaw Construction Limited.

The unauthorized subcontracting led to the intervention of the Inspector General of Government (IGG), resulting in the halting of the work and subsequent prosecution. Businessman Apollo Senkeeto, also known as Mark Kalyesubula, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, and he has appealed against the conviction and sentence.

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