Uganda’s President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and H.E Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo have today launched the construction of over 300 kilometers of roads in the DRC.
Museveni and Tshisekedi launched the project today as they opened up the newly constructed Mponde bridge linking the two countries.
The two leaders met at the Mponde border post to launch the projects that will be jointly financed by the two countries. Dott Services Limited, the constructor has already assembled the equipment and will be constructing Kasinde-Beni (80km), Beni-Butembo (54km), and Bunagana-Rutshuru-Goma (89km).
During their previous meeting at State House in Entebbe, a Memorandum of Understanding detailing on how the two countries will fast truck transport and business along the border.
The Ugandan forces are currently pitched in Eastern Congo as they gather intelligence information on the operations of the Allied Democratic Forces rebel outfit that has terrorised Eastern Congo.
Notably, DRC is further pushing a move to retract from the West African region and join the East African Community, a regional setting that brings together countries in Eastern Africa.