By Nathan Eyagu
SERERE: Today, Honorable Hellen Adoa, the State Minister for Fisheries and Woman MP of Serere District, marked a significant milestone by launching the construction of a 13.7 km road connecting Iningo, Amimit, and Pacoto valued at 253 million UGX, which is part of the 1 billion UGX allocated for the district's five different road constructions.
Addressing the launch at Kanyangan Parish in Kateta Sub County, Pingire County, Serere District, Minister Adoa expressed gratitude to the government and Parliament of Uganda for their support as the impassable road with a longstanding issue, had adversely affected the community, especially those involved in fish trade.
Minister Adoa acknowledged the road's historical challenges and emphasized the positive change it would bring urging contractors to make the best use of the allocated funds, recognizing the road's impact on easing movement for students and healthcare accessibility.
Engineer Okello Isaac, from Serere District's works department, reported on the ongoing 31.7 km construction, assuring completion in February.
He highlighted the community's cooperation and plans to build more bridges to protect the road from water damage.
Ocedikol Dominic, the LC1 of Pacoto Village, appreciated the district leadership and government for their commitment to the road project, anticipating a boost in the local fish business and improved livelihoods.
Meanwhile, Acou John Robert, a fish dealer at Oluga Island, observed a significant positive impact on their business since the commencement of construction, transforming the previously challenging road conditions for buyers.